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image SM 71/2/51

Reference number

SM 71/2/51

Purpose

Designs for the ceiling of the dome of the Scala Regia, 31 August 1822

Aspect

Plan and Section of Dome of Scala Regia, Section shewing the finishing of Arch and Plan of a finial

Scale

bar scale of 1½ inches to 1 foot, details Half Full size and A Full size

Inscribed

as above, labelled: House of Lords, A

Signed and dated

31st August 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (732 x 528)

Hand

Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868)
Pupil January 1818 - November 1823.

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt 1817

Notes

The ceiling of the dome of the Scala Regia is scalloped and ornamented with foliate motifs, egg and dart moulding, guilloche and, around the central opening for the lantern, 16 pendants consisting of inverted antefixes with pine cones.

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Drawing

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