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Basilica of San Ambrogio, Milan: study of the episcopal throne

RIBA22315
NOTES: In addition to being a landscape and architectural painter, lithographer and archaeologist, Bouet was also appointed Inspecteur de la Societe Francaise d'Archeologie. This drawing is one of a number of topographical studies and details of French, German, Italian and Swiss medieval architecture executed by him between around 1850 and 1865.

Aachen Cathedral (Kaiserdom): the octaganol Palatine Chapel with Charlemagne's throne

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Odo of Metz (fl. 792-805)
NOTES: The cathedral, also known as the Kaiserdom (Imperial Cathedral), was built by Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, in 792-805. The Palatine Chapel, designed by Odo of Metz, holds the remains of Charlemagne (742-814) and was the site of coronations for 600 years.

Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, Rome: details of Cosmati work decoration on the episcopal throne

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di Cosma, Jacopo
NOTES: The Cosmati were a Roman family which included seven generations of architects, sculptors and workers in mosaic. Cosmatesque mosaic technique involved the elaborate inlaying of small triangles and rectangles of colored stones and glass mosaics into stone matrices or surfaces.

Design for a stage set, possibly depicting a Baroque throne room

RIBA35647
NOTES: This design is by an unidentified 17th century Italian architect.

Monreale Cathedral, Sicily: studies of Cosmatesque mosaics from the apse, choir stalls, cloisters and bishop's throne

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NOTES: These studies are part of a volume of mosaic designs recorded by Matranga during the restoration of mosaics in churches in Italy and Scotland in around 1850.

Monreale Cathedral, Sicily: studies of Cosmatesque mosaics from the apse, aisles, cloister columns and bishop's throne

RIBA35766
NOTES: These studies are part of a volume of mosaic designs recorded by Matranga during the restoration of mosaics in churches in Italy and Scotland in around 1850.

Monreale Cathedral, Sicily: studies of Cosmatesque mosaics from the choir, bishop's throne, pilaster bases and spiral cloister columns

RIBA35767
NOTES: These studies are part of a volume of mosaic designs recorded by Matranga during the restoration of mosaics in churches in Italy and Scotland in around 1850.

Church of All Saints, Compton, Leek, Staffodshire: design for the Bishop's Throne

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Horsley, Gerald Callcott (1862-1917)
NOTES: The Church of All Saints, Leek, was built in 1885 to designs by Richard Norman Shaw.

Design for seating for the trial of Henry Dundas, Lord Melville, including a royal box and throne, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster, London

RIBA36525
NOTES: This drawing has been attributed to Adam Lee and was produced for the last ever impeachment trial to be held by the House of Lords. Henry Dundas, Lord Melville and First Lord of the Admiralty had been accused of the misappropriation of public money while treasurer of the Admiralty between 1782 and 1800. His trial ended in an acquittal.
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