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  • image SM 54/6/30

Reference number

SM 54/6/30


[53] Design for the ceiling mouldings, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 1824


Plan and section of a detail of a compartmental ceiling and cornice. The ceiling is divided by bands of fret with a rosette patera at the junction. The sections provide moulding profiles. Hatched pencil lines cross the patera diagonally to act as a centring device. Between the plan and section is a faded pencil band of foliage


full size


Newington Church / No, 32 / Plan and Section of the Mouldings on the Ceiling in the Centre part of the Church, Full Size / Copied May 3th. 1824 / Mr. Craib / Clerk of Works / Finish Line of Plastering / Line of Cornice / Line of Ceiling

Signed and dated

  • 1824
    Copied 3 May 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured wash of pink, pricked for transfer on wove paper (737 x 518)


Possibly Mee, Arthur Patrick (1802--1868), draughtsman
Some of the letter types conform to Mee's entries in the Office Day Books and other drawings



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