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  • image SM 33/3/B40

Reference number

SM 33/3/B40


[16] Design for lobby with staircase


Plan and details


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The Marquis of Buckingham, Sketch of a design for the Staircase &c to the Gothic Library at Stowe, Trimmer, Wood Jaumb / Lining, Screen amd some dimensions given'

Signed and dated

  • 00/00/1805
  • 00/00/1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper (534 x 672)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837)
John Soane with possibly a minor contribution by an office hand


The lobby, with the stair located on the left-hand side, is now closer to its final form. The drawing is attributed to Soane and is undated.



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