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Reference number

SM (55) volume 72/65 (56) volume 72/66 (57) volume 73/84 (58) volume 73/85

Purpose

Record drawings of a design for the ornamentation of the dome, 10 and 15 February 1804 (4)

Aspect

55 Section and plan showing the corner of the ceiling with a rosette on the spandrel and Greek key motifs on the ceiling and the soffit for the window 56 Section of the dome as in drawing 54; and detail of ball moulding 57 Section and plan as in drawing 55 58 Section and detail as in drawing 56

Scale

(55-58) to a scale

Signed and dated

(55) Lincolns Inn Fields Feby 10th 1804 (56) (sheet trimmed) Lincolns Inn Fields Feby 10th 1804 (57) Lincolns Inn Fields / Febr 15th 1804 (58) Lincolns Inn Fields / Febr 15th 1804

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 55 to 58 show a dome with an oculus at the top, as in drawing 49. According to drawing 49, the oculus opens into the attic storey and large windows in the attic would have cast light across the opening. SM volume 72/48, drawing 102 in 3:6, shows an alternative design for the oculus, with the attic partioned off so that the opening consists of nothing more than a shaded recess. The built Doric Vestibule did not have such an aperture.

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Drawing

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