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image SM Vol 54/57

Reference number

SM Vol 54/57

Purpose

[29] Survey, Westminster Hall, c 1824

Aspect

Section and elevation of a window moulding, Westminster Hall, with elevation of a rusticated opening at Buckingham House

Scale

to a rough scale

Inscribed

Westminster Hall / Windows in the side / Duke of Buckingham / Pall Mall / (pen) Miscellaneous Sketches.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on wove paper bound in volume (211 x 281)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Notes

An alternative moulding to a smaller scale appears beneath the upper section. The lower half of the sheet contains an elevation of a square-headed opening, set in channelled rustication with voussoirs. This lower sketch appears to relate to Soane's work for George Nugent-Temple-Grenville (1753 - 1813), 1st Marquess of Buckingham, at Buckingham House (91, Pall Mall). Soane worked here in two phases; from 1792 - 1795 and 1813 - 1814. The house was demolished in 1908.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation. This catalogue of Soane’s designs for the New Law Courts was generously funded by The Worshipful Company of Mercers and The Pilgrim Trust.

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