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Reference number

SM (19) 47/2/75 (20) 47/2/68 (21) 47/2/69

Purpose

Designs for finishings to the dome, 21 December 1789 (3)

Aspect

19 Section of the Dome 20 Unfinished section of the dome 21 Detail of the Mouldings to the Circular Pannels of the Dome; Detail of Moldings to the small Pannels of the Dome; Detail of A. Cornice at the bottom of the Dome; Plan of the Dome; Section of the Dome

Scale

(19-20) bar scale of 4/10 inch to 1 foot (21) Full Size and bar scale of 4/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

19 as above, The Right Honble Lord Arundell, Upper line of Entablature, Window, lettered G (twice), H (twice) corresponding to key: G.G. The Moldings and Ornaments of / these great Arches are to correspond / with those already done. // H.H. To correspond with the present Ornaments / in the Arches of the other windows 20 The Right Honble Lord Arundell, Great Window, lettered G (twice), H (twice) corresponding to key (sheet trimmed): Arches are to correspond with those already done // H.H. To correspond with the present Ornaments / in the arches of the other Windows 21 as above, The Right Honble Lord Arundell, line of margin, line of Pannel, line of margin, line of Pannel, The same space from D to E as from B to C, lettered A to E, 3" (multiple times), 6" (twice), 5'6"

Signed and dated

(19) Welbeck Street Decr 21st1789 (20) Copy Decr 21st 1789 (21) Copy Decr 21st 1789

Medium and dimensions

(19) Pencil, pen and grey, pink and blue washes on laid paper (661 x 540) (20) pencil and pen on laid paper with one fold mark (680 x 548) (21) pencil, pen and grey and pink washes, on laid paper (680 x 544)

Hand

(19-21) attributed to John McDonnell (pupil 1786-1791)

Notes

Drawings 19 and 20 demonstrate how closely Soane's designs correspond with the old chapel. The intrados design is a copy of the existing building, as are the ornaments and mouldings of the arches. The continuity of design leads to a seamless transition from old building to new.

The cornice at the base of the dome has a flower motif. The dome is ornamented with circular coffering, consisting of discs spaced three inches apart and surrounding rosettes. The top of the dome is decorated with a dove surrounded by rays.

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