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Study of a Cosmatesque floor: plan

NOTES: This drawing is attributed to an unidentified draughtsman.

Sketch details of floors in a large house near the walls of the city, Pompeii

NOTES: Donaldson was in Pompeii with Henry Parke and this drawing seems to have been based on one produced by Parke (see RIBA95952). This drawing is from a sketchbook entitled "Greek & Roman" covering Donaldson's travels in Greece and Italy, 1818-1822, and a few sketches made in France, 1842.

Designs for the interior decoration of 9 Chesterfield Gardens, London, for Henry, Lord Leconfield: plan of the mosaic paving in the entrance hall and elevation of the railings of the stairs

Aitchison, George (1825-1910)
NOTES: Although the drawing is dated 1892, the work was designed and carried out in 1880. This drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1892 (Mosaic Pavement, Chesterfield Gardens, no. 1646).

Design for repaving chapel, All Souls College, Oxford: plan

Scott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)

Designs for the Hall pavement, Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London: alternative plans, the upper design for marble, and the lower in mosaic

Aitchison, George (1825-1910)
NOTES: The Council of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, commissioned Aitchison to produce two alternative designs for a proposed replacement for the entrance hall floor of Burlington House. This drawing of his two designs was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1896 (no. 1731, 'Hall Pavement, Royal Academy of Arts').

Examples of Italian Romanesque architectural features from ecclesiastical buildings: perspectives and details

SOURCE: J. C. Palmes (ed.). Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of architecture, 18th ed. (London: Athlone Press, 1975), p. 466 NOTES: A) Bishop's Throne, St. Michelle, Monte St. Angelo; B) pulpit, St. Ambrogio, Milan; C) high altar, St. Maria Maggiore, Tuscania; D) bronze pilaster, door of Trani Cathedral; E-F) coupled capitals, cloisters, Monreale; G) bronze pilaster, door of Ravello Cathedral; H) corbel tables, St. Ambrogio, Milan; J) door lintel, St. Giusto, Lucca; K) mosaic paving, St. Pietro, Tuscania; L) font, Baptistery, Parma

39 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London: vestibule from the hall

Ernest George & Peto
NOTES: No. 39 was the home of the composer W. S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan, who commissioned Ernest George & Peto in 1882.