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Reference number

SM (126) 50/1/39 (127) 50/1/38 (128) 50/1/36 (129) 50/1/37 (130) 50/1/35

Purpose

Designs for the Privy Council Offices, February 1825 (5)

Aspect

126 Plan of the Ground Floor Design No 1 127 Plan of the One Pair or Principal Floor Design No 1 128 Plan of the Ground Floor Design No 2 129 Plan of the One Pair or Principal Floor Design No 2 130 Plan of the One Pair or Principal Floor (Design No 3)

Scale

(126-130) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

126 as above, New Council Offices &c, labelled: Downing Street, Passage of Communication, Entrance Hall, Principal Staircase 127 as above, New Council Offices &c, labelled: Waiting / Room, Staircase, Landing, Old Council Chamber / 33.0 by 23.2, Council Chamber / 34'0'' by 24'0'', 16.7 by 18.7, Presidents Room / 20'0'' by 21'9'', Board Room / 25.6 by 21.9, 22.3 by 17.6, Principal / Staircase 128 as above, New Council Offices &c, labelled: Entrance Hall, Principal Staircase 129 as above, New Council Offices &c, labelled: The Council Chamber / 22'6'' by 40'0'', The President's Room / 19'6'' by 21'9'', Outline of Lord Harrowby's Room, Outline of the present Board Room, The Board Room / 26'0'' by 21'9'', Principal / Staircase 130 as above, New Council Offices &c, labelled: Staircase, Council Chamber / 22'6'' by 40'0'', The President's / Room / 21.3 by 21.9, Outline of Lord Harrowby's Room, Outline of the present Board Room, The Board Room / 24'0'' by 21'9'', Principal Staircase

Signed and dated

  • (126, 127) L.I.F. / Feby 1825 (128) Lincolns Inn Fields / 3rd February 1825 (129) 3d February 1825 / Lincolns Inn Fields (130) Lincolns Inn Fields / 2d February 1825

Medium and dimensions

(126, 128) Pen, pink and blue washes (127, 129, 130) pen, pink and grey washes (126-130) pricked for transfer on wove paper (539 x 741, 537 x 744, 534 x 738, 541 x 750, 535 x 732)

Hand

(126, 127) Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837) (128) Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28) (129) Edward Davis (1802-52, pupil 1824-26) (130) David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27)

Watermark

(126-130) Smith & Allnutt 1820

Notes

The differences between 'Design No 1' (drawings 126-127) and 'Design No 2' (drawings 128-129) are that No. 1 has a staircase set off the corridor whereas No. 2 has an open newel staircase to the left of the entrance lobby from Downing Street, and that in No 1 the Privy Council Chamber is parallel to Whitehall but in No 2 the room is rotated 90 degrees so that it is parallel to Downing Street. In 'Design No 3' (drawing 130) the President's Room is enlarged slightly by taking two feet from the Board Room.

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Drawing

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