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image SM 54/4/16

Reference number

SM 54/4/16

Purpose

[91] Design for the ceiling at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, January 1826

Aspect

Plan of the ceiling within a five-by-nine-bay church. The ceiling is compartmentalised, with two small skylights at one end, and a series of recessed panels, each designated A, B or C. The left-hand side of the plan shows three different rosettes motifs with the letters next to them. Some pencil emendations on certain panels show proposed changes to the letter scheme

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

Marylebone Church / No..16 / 25 / Copy / To be returned. / Plan of the Ceilings &c.. above the level of the Galleries / C / Skylight. / Skylight. / C / A /C/ B (in pencil) / A / B / C (in pencil) / B (in pencil) / A / B (in pencil) / B / A / B / C (in pencil) / A / B / A / B / C (in pencil) / A / C / A / C / A / C / A / C / A / B (in pencil) / C / B (in pencil) / A / B / B (in pencil) / A / C / B / C / B and some measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • January 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields. / January. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, brown pen, coloured washes of cerulean blue, brown, pink and yellow, on wove paper (750 x 542)

Hand

Possibly Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Books for January 1826 record Richardson, Burchell, Mocatta and Davis making copies of drawings for Marylebone Church. The M and looped C are reminiscent of Richardson's hand

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1823

Level

Drawing

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