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  • image SM 33/3/B41

Reference number

SM 33/3/B41


[17] Design for roof of lobby


Plan of the Lobby shewing the Groins with full size details of rib and moulding


to a scale and full size


as above, the Marquis of Buckingham - Stowe, The Ribs marked B B the the same as the larger Rib / in the cast from Henry 7th Chapel , The Rib a a the same as the smaller Rib, Moldings round the Window ccc / full size, labelled Staircase, Door, a b c e f and No3

Signed and dated

  • 18/07/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields / July 18th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen and red wash, pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (553 x 685)


The office Day Book has an entry for 18 July of 'Malton / Storace' that is Charles Malton (1788-?) (pupil February 1802 - December 1809) and Brinsley John Storace (pupil April 1804 - February 1807)


'The Ribs marked B C the the same as the larger Rib / in the cast from Henry 7th Chapel' refers to the Henry V11 Chapel, Westminister Abbey from which a cast was acquired and drawings made by the office.

Groin: 'Arris formed by the salient between two intersecting vaults as in two barrel-vaults joined at right angles.' (J.S.Curl, A Dictionary of Architecture..., 2006)



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