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Reference number

SM (9) 51/5/29 (10) 51/5/27 (11) 51/5/25 (12) 51/5/24

Purpose

[9-12] Alternative or second design, June and 23 June 1825 (4)

Aspect

9 Plan of the Ground Floor 10 Plan of the One Pair Floor 11-12 Plan of the Two Pair Floor

Scale

(9-12) bar scales of 1¼ inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

9 as above, Design for a New Library, Committee Rooms / for the House of Commons, labelled: Cellar &c under the House of Lords, Staircase from the / Lobby of the House of / Commons, The Speaker's State Dining Room, Cellars under / the Painted / Chamber and dimensions given 10 as above, Design for a New Library and Committee Rooms / for the House of Commons, Long Gallery, Lobby (twice), W.C., Urinal, Library and dimensions given 11-12 as above, Design for New Committee Rooms &c / for the House of Commons and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (9, 10) June 1825 (11, 12) 23rd June 1825

Medium and dimensions

(9) Pen, sepia, dark red and light green washed, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (543 x 398) (10) pen, red pen, sepia, dark red and light blue washes, partly pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (536 x 394) (11) pen, red pen, sepia, pink and blue washes , pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (560 x 352) (12) pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (542 x 352)

Hand

(9, 10) Soane office (11, 12)Day Book records (23 June 1825) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-1837)

Notes

On the evidence of the clasping buttresses that are three-quarters of a circle on plan, this variant design is also in a Gothic style. It is seven bays wide and has a stepped plan with a centrally placed entrance through the Court.

Level

Drawing

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