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Reference number

SM (87) 49/6/20 (88) 49/6/21

Purpose

Working drawings for the 'long passage', July 1824 (2)

Aspect

87 Section thro the Centre Passage looking towards the Board Room (west) 88 Section thro the Centre Passage of Communication looking towards the Street (east)

Scale

(87, 88) bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

87 as above, Board of Trade &c 88 as above, Board of Trade &c, labelled: Floor of Treasury Passage, Floor of Passage 5'9'' above the level of the Street, Passage Principal Floor; (verso): Board of Trade &c

Medium and dimensions

(87) Pen, sepia, pink, blue and grey washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with two fold marks (518 x 808) (88) pen, sepia, pink, blue and yellow ochre washes on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with two fold marks (523 x 818)

Hand

(87, 88) David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27)

Watermark

(87) Smith [& Allnutt]

Notes

Drawings 87 and 88 show clearly the differences in height between the basement, ground and first floors. The latter has a high ceiling of some 25 feet. Notable features are the imperial staircase to the left of drawing 87 and, on the first floor, a huge round-headed window. Although clouds and blue skies can be seen through the window on drawing 87, in reality the view would have been of the old stable yard and part of No. 10 Downing Street.

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Drawing

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