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Reference number

SM (124) 49/6/1


Design for part of the Board of Trade Offices and entrance to the Treasury Passage, January 1825


124 Plan and elevation of Part of the New Board of Trade Offices as executed


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, 6.0

Signed and dated

  • 10 Jany 1825 and 1824-5

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow ochre, burnt Sienna, pink, blue and black washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (730 x 520)


Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837)


It is unclear whether the date - '10 Jany 1825' - relates to the whole drawing or the balustrade only. There is no entry in the Soane office Day Books for that date referring to the Board of Trade. On the verso of the drawing is part of an unfinished interior perspective with Ionic columns and a vaulted ceiling which does not appear to be related to the Board of Trade and Privy Council Offices.



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