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Reference number

SM (28) 51/6/26 (29) 51/6/27

Purpose

[28-29] Interior perspectives for the new House of Commons, April 1833 (2)

Aspect

28-29 Perspective Sketch (with staffage) of a Design for a New House of Commons

Inscribed

28-29 as above

Signed and dated

  • (28-29) April 1833

Medium and dimensions

(28-29) Pen with brown, grey and blue washes, some watercolour technique on wove paper (29) with multiple ruled borders (290 x 418) (350 x 414)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(28) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below WW

Notes

Drawing 29 is a slightly more finished version of drawing 28. Both show the same design that corresponds with the cross section shown on drawing 25, sharing the same clerestory and the large, shallow-arched Strangers' Gallery with stepped seating behind the raised Speaker's Chair and the Table of the House, which is also seen on drawings 19-21 and labelled thus on drawing 23 though differently located.

Level

Drawing

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