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  • image SM Vol. 60 /192

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SM Vol. 60 /192


[12] Finished drawing for the exterior of Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, September 1820


Perspective of a five-by-seven bay church set within a landscape, with a curved path running across the front of the principal entrance. The front is identical to SM 54/3/10. The side of the church has round windows except the first and seventh bays whcih are small and articlated by Doric columns. There is a raised clerestory level with seven bays, the fifth projecting sideways. The sixth bay is topped by an identical dome to that at the front


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Signed and dated

  • September 1820
    This is drawn from the same perspective as SM 54/3/4; SM 54/3/5; SM 54/3/7, but is the only drawing in the corpus to have a double dome design, and therefore should be dated early in the Holy Trinity Marylebone scheme, probably September 1820 when the other similar perspectives are produced

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of cerulean blue, brown, Payne’s grey, green, olive green, orange, red, sepia and yellow on wove paper (560 x 330)


This is a three-point perspective which relates to the frontal elevation SM 54/3/10 in all the respective details.


Carr, 1976, vol. II pp. 351-352; vol. III p. 825 fig. 141



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