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image SM 51/2/33

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SM 51/2/33


Design for details of the dome in the Royal Gallery, 6 December 1823


Detail of Mouldings &c round the opening of Centre Dome


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as above, labelled: House of Lords - Royal Gallery, See the Original Marble in L.I.F., Floor

Signed and dated

  • 6 December 1823
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 6th Decr 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (733 x 530)


David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882)
Pupil March 1821 - February 1827.


Shown in this drawing are the heavily reeded roll mouldings around the inside of the opening of the dome in the central bay of the Royal Gallery. The 'original marble in L.I.F.' might be S59, a fragment of the top member of an architrave with reversed acanthus leaves, displayed in Soane's Little Study.



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