as above, labelled: House of Lords, A full size, B full size, C full size, D full size, E full size, F full size, G on the Plan and some dimensions given
Signed and dated
Medium and dimensions
Pen, pink and sepia washes (verso: pen and pink washes), pricked for transfer on wove paper (513 x 702)
Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868)
Pupil January 1818 - November 1823.
Smith & Allnutt 1817
The lettering of the parts at large refers to labelling on SM 71/2/44 which shows the full height of the Scala Regia. That drawing reveals that much of the ornamentation was derived from the engravings and descriptions in Desgodetz's Les Édifices Antiques de Rome (1682). Antique motifs such as acanthus leaves and egg and dart moulding are here employed alongside typically Soanean elements such as the ball mouldings in part 'A'. The details in this drawing are for the upper part of the Scala Regia, including parts of the first barrel vault, the central dome and the cornice. On the verso of the drawing is a section through a coffered dome, the location of which is unknown.
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