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Reference number

SM (89) 49/3/44 (90) 49/3/45

Purpose

Designs for the Board of Trade and Privy Council Offices, ?July 1824 (2)

Aspect

89 Two elevations of the frontages to Downing Street and Whitehall 90 Two elevations of the frontages to Downing Street and Whitehall

Scale

(89, 90) bar scales of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

89 (pencil) (Copy)

Signed and dated

  • (89) (feint pencil) Lincolns Inn F / May ?1827

Medium and dimensions

(89) Pen, raw umber, yellow ochre, sepia, black, red and green washes, pricked for transfer with double ruled and black wash border on wove paper (532 x 747) (90) pen, yellow ochre, black and red washes with double ruled and black wash border on wove paper (539 x 750)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(89, 90) Smith & Allnutt 1827 (sic - see notes)

Notes

Drawings 89 and 90 fit into the design process around July 1824. The colonnade uses the 'Tivoli' order, dating the design before August 1824, but also shows the 'attic' over the corridor that was not added until late July. However, both drawings are watermarked '1827'. Drawing 89 is identified as a 'copy' and this probably explains the discrepancy between the dating and the watermarks. In all likelihood drawings 89 and 90 were copied from an original dating to the summer of 1824. They were probably made for the Select Committee inquiry into the Office of Works which Soane gave evidence to in 1828. (See also drawings 54-59).

Level

Drawing

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