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image Image 1 for SM (56) volume 45/6 (57) volume 45/22
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Reference number

SM (56) volume 45/6 (57) volume 45/22

Purpose

Views of the new passage as executed, datable to 1815 (2)

Aspect

56-57 Interior perspectives looking west

Signed and dated

(56-57) datable to 1815

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 56 is taken from the lantern domed bay at the forty-five degree angle of the new passage looking west towards the door leading into the Threadneedle Street courtyard. Drawing 57 is taken from a barrel vaulted bay in the diagonal route of the passage looking west through the succession of lantern domed bays.
The views clearly show the distinctly defined bays consisting of a series of umbrella-like fluted pendentive domes and barrel vaults seperated by the placement of Ionic columns and arches. The lumière mystérieuse effect is demonstrated with the contrast of the brightly top-lit domed bays and shadows of the barrel vaulted bays.

Level

Drawing

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