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SM 13/5/7


[12] Design for the interior of a sepulchral chapel, Tyringham, 7 January 1801


Perspective of the interior of a Sepulchral Chapel from the east. The interior is divided into a nave and three chapels on each side. The foreground shows a chapel with benches along the side and a stone balustrade. The coffers are decorated with lacunaria and rosettes, and a candelabrum is in a niche on the right wall. The chapel is staffed by figures seated on the benches, and a figure is shown from the back looking into the nave. The nave shows a hooded pulpit and reading desk set on a set of stone steps with the priest above and the assistant beneath. There are visitors standing on either side. Behind the pulpit is a door with a console-hood moulding. Either side are niches with sculpted figures within. Above the door is a sculpture panel of floral decoration and a putto in the centre. The chapel to the left has a strigilated guard rail with standing figures behind, a candelabrum and statues in niches, a ceiling with lacunaria and rosettes. The chapel on the right has a strigilated guard rail, a candelabrum and inscription tablets in niches and a ceiling similar to the others. There is an altar with chalice and bible in the middle, and behind is a latticed window with a robed figure holding a scroll inset. The nave has a ceiling which is fluted and has bands of fret. The tower emerges from the centre of the ceiling, with a frieze of swag around the base, and above are three latticed windows


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Signed and dated

  • 7 January 1801
    Janry. 7th 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash, coloured washes of blue, Cerulean blue, brown, green, orange, pink, red, stone and yellow, within a double ruled border on wove paper (715 x 662)


Probably Gandy, Joseph Michael (1771--1843), draughtsman
Probably Benedictus Antonio van Assen (1767 - 1817, fl. c.1788), draughtsman



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