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Letter

Letter:
-printed and ink text on paper
-loose
-11.5 x 18.5 cm
-[text]:
'Sir John Soane's Museum,
13, Lincoln's Inn Fields,
11 April 1866
On the principal face of the
Medal is a figure of Civilisation,
habited [in (crossed out)] like Minerva, in
the act of prescuting two Wreaths
or crowns, one, for the native the
other for Colonial produce.
Below is the figure of a
Canoe, and round the margin
is to be written NEW ZEALAND
EXHIBITION 1865. On'

Note

Note:
-ink text on paper
-loose
-11.5 x 6.0 cm
-[text]
'Herewith are the hierogs-
you desire- completing the
Dendera Deities all except the gentlemen
with sword in hand.'

Frieze design featuring seated nude warrior (perhaps Ares) with spears and shield, seated woman (perhaps Aphrodite), nude ephebe in Phrygian cap, and female servant with jug and cup

Frieze design featuring seated nude warrior (perhaps Ares) with spears and shield, seated woman (perhaps Aphrodite), nude ephebe in Phrygian cap, and female servant with jug and cup:
-ink and pencil drawing on paper
-loose
-49.8 x 25.6 cm
-[on verso] 'Antique designs' (pencil note)

Architectural design

Architectural design:
-pencil sketch with watercolour (blue) on paper
-loose
-15.2 x 35.9 cm
-[on sketch] 'B / B' (pencil note)

Fireplace design; notes and sketch of angle

Fireplace design; notes and sketch of angle:
-pencil text and sketch on paper
-loose
-20.4 x 32.9 cm
-[on sketch] 'Vestibolo to be copied al(t)ering only the two side and centre ornmts / to be secondo qualita' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '[Bibblothe (crossed out)] Bibblioteca to copied copied Giallo di Sienna / white ornaments' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'To make a map of / England Ireland Scotland / think as time / marking the' (pencil note)

Door and architrave design, with measurements

Door and architrave design, with measurements:
-ink drawing with ink (orange) wash on paper
-loose
-20.4 x 28.0 cm
-[on drawing] 'House' (ink note)
-[on drawing] 'Door & architrave' (ink note)
-[on drawing] '8 feet 1 inch' (ink note)
-[on drawing] '8 feet 10 inches' (ink note)
-[on drawing] 'Dr Sir / I beg to present to the institute of B architects / a copy [cast (crossed out)] of the obelisk of Karnak which I [(replacing) was] executed for Ld Prudhoe / I hope as an architectural decoration it may not be unworthy of a place in the rooms of / the Institute' (pencil note)
-[on drawing] 'a cast [taken from (crossed out)] proper(?) a model [executed in slate of the (crossed out)] of the great obelisk at Carnac which I [(replacing) was] executed in slate / conduction inspection [at the expense (crossed out)] for [(replacing) of] Lord Prudhoe' (pencil note)
-[on drawing] 'be unworthy of a place in the rooms of the institute' (pencil note)

Two ornamental/commemorative column designs from ancient Greek pottery decoration, traced from publications (one on recto, one on verso)

Two ornamental/commemorative column designs from ancient Greek pottery decoration, traced from publications (one on recto, one on verso). Upper (recto): column or pillar with kylix and egg on top; lower (verso): Doric column with fabric bands.
-pencil tracings on tracing paper
-loose
-15.6 x 24.7 cm
-[on recto tracing] 'Vol III / 69' (pencil note)
-[on verso tracing] '4 / 1 122' (pencil note)

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