'The Dome Area' Print

Regular price £5.00

The Dome print by Derry Moore captures the extraordinary dome area in Sir John Soane's Museum.

The oldest part of the present museum, having been built by Soane in 1808-09 as a ‘model room’ or ‘plaister room’, the dome area was described by Mrs Hofland, who provided the additional comments in Soane’s privately published museum Description of 1835, as featuring an ‘exquisite distribution of light and colour which, often from undisclosed sources, sheds the most exquisite hues, and produces the most magical effects, throughout the Museum, thereby communicating the only charm in which an assembly of marbles must be decent.’

Soane’s marble bust, presented to him by Sir Francis Chantry in April 1829, was displayed In the Royal Academy in 1830 before being placed in the dome area. The bust stands on a lion-headed monopodium, flanked by John Flaxman’s statuettes, of Michelangelo and Raphael, and below a bust of painter Sir Thomas Lawrence by Robert Sievier.

Image featuring the Bust of Sir John Soane.  Inscribed on verso of bust: JOHN SOANE ESQ R.A. / PRESENTED AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT BY / FRANCIS CHANTREY SCULPTOR / 1830

Digital prints are printed in the UK on 250gsm paper sized 280 x 356mm and have a white border. They are packaged in a cello bag with a backing board for protection.

Shipping times: Due to the operational hours of the museum we ship orders from Tuesday to Fridays. Orders are sent out the next working day via UK First Class.  Delivery to the rest of the world is Standard Shipping and will have different expected arrival dates.  

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding expected arrival dates.

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