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image SM (26) volume 74/32

Reference number

SM (26) volume 74/32


Design for construction of centering


26 half Plan of the Centering and Section on the Line A B


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Bank of England / Bank Stock Office, a key A B

Signed and dated

  • datable to 1792-93

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pale red ink, sepia and yellow ochre washes on wove paper with one fold mark (645 x 514)


Soane office


The half-plan and section carefully depict the temporary timber framework constructed to support the central pendentive dome, side-arm barrel vaults, and end-bay cross vaults during their construction. The section also shows in pale red ink parts of the eventual vaulting scheme as well as the design of the fluted pilasters and fielded panels above the side-aisle arches.



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