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image SM 71/2/55

Reference number

SM 71/2/55

Purpose

Alternative design for part of the ceiling of the Scala Regia, 30 August 1822

Aspect

Detail of Part of Ceiling

Scale

(Full size)

Inscribed

as above, labelled: House of Lords, Line of the Stone Cornice

Signed and dated

30th August / 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (736 x 522)

Hand

Soane Office

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt 1817

Notes

This second design for the ceiling of the first bay of the Scala Regia is more elaborate than the first (SM 71/2/54). The coffers are ornamented with rosettes and acanthus leaves in addition to the ball mouldings and small 'spacing' rosettes shown on both designs.

Level

Drawing

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