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Reference number

SM 54/3/14

Purpose

[3] Design for the loggia at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 17 September 1820

Aspect

Perspective view of the loggia behind the front columns with the main western entrance door to the left. The loggia consists of a series of compartments supported by pillars and Ionic columns, and each lit from above by an oculi

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Design for a Church to be erected in the Parish of St. Marylebone. / View in the Loggia.

Signed and dated

  • 17 September 1820
    17th. Sepr. 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, cerulean blue, sepia and stone, pricked for transfer on wove paper (507 x 359)

Hand

Possibly Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
Carr noted that as 17 September 1820 was a Sunday, Soane's students would not have been in the office. Indeed, this date is not in the Soane Office Day Books, as Sunday is not counted. This led Carr to speculate that as Soane regularly worked on a Sunday, this drawing may be his. An argument against this would be the inscription is not in Soane's hand, although admittedly, it could have been added later by Bailey. Additionally, according to the Soane Office Day Books, Bailey was working on drawings for the churches the following day
Possibly SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Carr noted that as 17 September 1820 was a Sunday, Soane's students would not have been in the office. Indeed, this date is not in the Soane Office Day Books, as Sunday is not counted. This led Carr to speculate that as Soane regularly worked on a Sunday, this drawing may be his. An argument against this would be the inscription is not in Soane's hand, although admittedly, it could have been added later by Bailey. Additionally, according to the Soane Office Day Books, Bailey was working on drawings for the churches the following day

Verso

Plan of a building with a circular roof, some measurements given

Notes

This design for the loggia uses unfluted Ionic columns and square topped posts as supports. When contrasted with SM 54/1/22, the loggia has a more rectangular and square perspective, with some arched openings above, but light is channeled through two (visible) large rectangular opening within the ceilings. In some instances, it has more in common with the right-hand side design of SM 54/1/22, but does not have the large flat ceiling.

Literature

Carr, 1976, vol. I, 347; vol. III, p. 822 fig. 135

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Drawing

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