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image SM 54/1/29

Reference number

SM 54/1/29

Purpose

[40] Finished drawing for the rear of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 1822

Aspect

At the bottom is a plan of a five-bay church, with steps leading up to four recessed columns screening a triportal entrance leading to a colonnade which is walled off at the back but has access to the two flanking towers. The tower on the right has an antechamber with an internal staircase. Beyond the back wall is the communion table set between pairs of columns and an arc denoting the altar area Above is an elevation of the east (rear) end of a church of five bays with a portico of fluted Doric columns. The end bays have large arch-topped windows within relieving arches. Above is a three-bay attic roof with arch-topped windows and pediment above. Behind is the tower identical to that seen on SM 54/1/33

Scale

bar scale of 22/10 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Design for a Church proposed to be erected in the Eastern division of the Parish of St. Marylebone. / Communion Table. / Elevation of the East End.

Signed and dated

  • 1822
    1822.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of Payne’s grey, light blue, brown, sepia, and stone within quadruplet ruled borders, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (980 x 628)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Watermark

J WHATMAN / 1820

Level

Drawing

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