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SM (43) 50/1/6


Design for the first floor of the new Board of Trade and Privy Council Offices, March 1824


43 Plan of the One Pair Floor of a Design for the New Offices for the Board of Trade &c


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Treasury Passage, Passage leading to the Treasury, (pencil) windows, Staircase leading / to the Treasury, Office Keeper, Mr Hicks, Mr Wood, Waiting Room, Mr Peel, Lobby, Military Room, Mr Dawson, Mr Hobhouse, Clerks Office

Signed and dated

  • March 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on stout wove paper with three fold marks (459 x 574)


Charles Edward Papendiek (1801-35, pupil 1818-24)


Drawing 43 shows the new Board of Trade and Privy Council Offices as in drawings 38-42, but here the Board of Trade Offices on Whitehall are extended and for the first time have a continuous columnar frontage (with three-quarter engaged columns). The columns on the frontage later became a matter of contention between Soane and the Treasury officials.



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