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Preliminary design for the dome; Greenwich, London Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723) 1702 Pen, sepia ink and grey wash; drawn by Nicholas Hawksmoor; built 1698–1723RIBA Library Drawings Collection
Wren designed the Royal Hospital at Greenwich with the aid of Nicholas Hawksmoor as his Clerk of Works. In this drawing, Hawksmoor shows an early idea for the dome of the Painted Hall. Its construction and exterior form are clearly visible.