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Reference number

SM volume 74/45


Working drawing for lantern pier cornice


34 Section through Cornice of Lantern Light and roof pin


as above, The Bank of England, Bank Stock Office

Signed and dated

  • datable to 1792-93

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, pale red ink and sepia wash, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (512 x 663)


attributed to William Lodder (assistant 1789-?) or Charles Ebdon (assistant 1791-1792)


The drawing shows the junction of a typical lantern pier and the roof, concentrating on the way the roof is anchored into the cornice of the pier by a vertical pin. The general position of the pin is shown in the larger section, with sepia wash. The internal structure of the pin is delineated in the two smaller sections at the bottom right-hand corner. Drawing 33 shows the junction of the roof, pin and cornice at full size.



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