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Reference number

SM (62) volume 73/88 (63) volume 72/67

Purpose

Design drawing and record drawing of a design for the ornamentation of the domed ceiling (2)

Aspect

62 Section of the ceiling mouldings, showing the ribs of the dome, ball moulding and leaf ornament; section of a corner of the dome, showing the ribbed ceiling, spandrel and a Greek key motif on the archivolt; detail of ball moulding 63 Part (Copy) of drawing 62 showing sections as in drawing 62; ceiling plan; and details of the ball moulding as in drawing 62

Scale

(63) bar scale

Inscribed

63 as above, ½ (twice), In[ch] / 1, ¾,

Signed and dated

(63) Lincolns Inn Fields March 2- (sheet trimmed) / 1804

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(63) J Whatman 1801

Notes

Drawing 63 is a finished copy of drawing 62, probably for a pupil's work. At the time of this drawing, Soane had 4 pupils working in his office.

Level

Drawing

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