Architects and Architecture

Preliminary design for the dome

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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 1698–1723
RIBA 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.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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