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image Image 1 for SM (22) volume 74/98 (23) 1/4/2
image Image 2 for SM (22) volume 74/98 (23) 1/4/2
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SM (22) volume 74/98 (23) 1/4/2


Record drawings (2)


22 Interior sectional perspective of the Rotunda 23 Upward interior sectional perspective of the Rotunda


22 The Rotunda at the Bank of England

Medium and dimensions

[Unknown Value in Data]


Soane office


Drawing 23 shows the interior of the Rotunda as executed. Drawing 22 shows the same design and decoration but includes additional ornamentation to the ribs of the dome and an unbuilt window on the ground floor. The interior of the Rotunda was simple, with ornament kept to minimal incisions (for which Soane's term was 'sinkings') on the plaster.



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