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image SM (61) volume 73/92

Reference number

SM (61) volume 73/92

Purpose

Preliminary design for the ornamentation of the domed ceiling, 18 March 1804

Aspect

61 Section of the dome; details of mouldings; section showing ball moulding; and section of the moulding on the ribs of the dome

Scale

bar scale and to a scale

Inscribed

1½ (twice), ½ (four times), B. See Bank Stock, E, A See Vestibule near the Rotunda, ¾, Inch / 1, between D.D. 2 flutes, D, Vestibule

Signed and dated

March: 18: 18[04] (sheet trimmed)

Hand

Soane

Notes

The ornamentation in the Vestibule's ceiling includes mouldings copied from other parts of the Bank. The design for the rosette in the soffit is a copy from the Bank Stock Office (built 1791-93). The ovolo moulding is copied from the Vestibule to the Rotunda (built 1791).

Level

Drawing

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