Owen Jones, Perspective view for an exhibition building at St Cloud

Owen Jones, Perspective view for an exhibition building at St Cloud

Owen Jones
Perspective view for an exhibition building at St Cloud
1860
Museum no. D.946-1886.

This presentation drawing shows the final design for Jones's proposed exhibition building just outside Paris. The distinctive bulbous shape of the central dome derives from Islamic mosques. A few years earlier, Jones had been involved in a proposal to create a vast iron and glass roof over Leicester Square to house a theatre and winter garden complex.