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image Image 1 for SM (22) 47/2/71 (23) 47/2/70
image Image 2 for SM (22) 47/2/71 (23) 47/2/70
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Reference number

SM (22) 47/2/71 (23) 47/2/70

Purpose

Design and working drawing for the coffering in the dome, one dated 22 December 1789 (2)

Aspect

22 Detail of Part of the Dome over the Altar in the Chapel at Wardour Castle 23 Detail and Profile of a rosette

Scale

(22) 1/4 of the [full] size (23) 1/2 full size

Inscribed

22 as above, The Right Honble Lord Arundell 23 as above, A, A

Signed and dated

(22) Decr 22d 1789

Medium and dimensions

(22) Pencil, pen and wash on laid paper (679 x 539) (23) pencil, pen and red pen on cartridge paper (528 x 320)

Hand

(22) attributed to John McDonnell (pupil 1786-91) (23) Soane office

Notes

The drawings for the coffering show rosettes of varying designs. As in drawing 21, each rosette is surrounded by a ring of fluting and egg and dart moulding. Drawing 23 shows a working drawing for one rosette; its design does not ocrrrespond to any of the three shown on drawing 22.

Level

Drawing

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