Florimène at the Court of Charles I

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Longitudinal section of the temporary stage, Whitehall

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A sectional drawing represents a "cut" or "slice" through an object. Using the paradigm of a house, a transverse section would reflect a slice through the building from left to right, relative to the front of the house. A longitudinal section would reflect a slice from the front door to the back. Sections are usually, but not always, taken on a center line.