bar scale of 4/9 inch to 1 foot
as above, labelled: House of Lords Royal Gallery
Signed and dated
- 23 January 1824
1823 (sic - see note) / 23rd Jany
Medium and dimensions
Pen and pink wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (734 x 532)
Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835)
Pupil January 1818 - March 1824.
The cupola, with eight columns connected by small arches and a central rosette, sits atop a shallow pendentive dome that is fluted and has Greek fret patterns.
The drawing is incorrectly dated '1823'. It is clear that this date has been added later. For one thing it is unusual for the year to appear above the day and month. For another it seems as though the bottom of the drawing has been cut off - part of the 'y' in 'Jany' is missing, as is part of the 'H' in 'House of Lords'. Another drawing dated to 17 January 1824 has also had the bottom of the sheet cut off. The first of the second set of designs for the Royal Gallery dates to July 1823, and the majority of the drawings in the Soane collection for the Royal Gallery were made in December 1823, making January 1824 the most likely date for the execution of this drawing.
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