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  • image SM volume 59/19

Reference number

SM volume 59/19


[9] Design for elevation in a Classical style, 'C'


Front elevation in a setting


bar scale of 1/17 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqr and C

Signed and dated

  • 6/1795
    John Soane Archt Lincolns Inn Fields June 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia, raw Sienna, green and blue washes, shaded with triple-ruled and black wash border on laid paper (282 x 465) tipped into volume 59, page 19


Soane Office


The main elevation is of seven bays composed of two storeys with a basement and with a flat-topped attic with a single window. The offices to each side are of one storey with basement. The front has a portico with four Ionic columns above which are (first floor) four ribbed pilasters fronted by four standing figures.



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