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Reference number

SM (73) volume 42/76


Studies for decoration of lantern dome scheme


73 Rough upward perspective lantern dome and (verso) rough plan of domed lantern bay and of a cross-vaulted bay, and upward perspective of cross-vault

Signed and dated

  • datable to December 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid secretary paper with three fold marks (319 x 202)


George Dance (1741-1825)


crowned GR


The perspective on the recto shows a ribbed lantern dome and there are sketchy indications of decoration for the spandrel. On the verso decoration is also indicated in the perspective of the cross-vault.
The drawings on the recto and verso of drawing 73 are not included in Daniel Abramson's catalogue of drawings for the Bank Stock Office. However, they are included in Jill Lever's Catalogue of the drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) ... from the collection of Sir John Soane's Museum, p. 354.



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