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  • image SM 54/4/31

Reference number

SM 54/4/31


[106] Working drawing for the base of a column for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 6 January 1826


Elevation of one half of a column base. A shallow plinth rises from the ground line, with a torus above. Above, is the scotia which consists of an angled plinth followed by a straight plinth. Above is another narrower torus. Above is another scotia followed by the column. Hatched pencil lines mark the areas of shading, and horizontal pencil lines indicate perspective


full size


St. Marylebone Church. / The perspective of The Bases of the Flank Columns will be half an inch less than these. / (To be returned) / Base of the Front Columns (Full size) / Ground line. Verso: Paid / Paid

Signed and dated

  • 6 January 1826
    Jany. 6th. 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown and stone, on wove paper (541 x 372)


Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for 6 January 1826 records Mocatta ‘Drawing parts at large’ for Marylebone Church


calculations in pen and pencil





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