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SM (167) 50/1/23


Design for the new Privy Council Offices, April 1825


167 Plan of the Ground Floor of the New Council Offices &c


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Entrance Hall, Principal / Staircase, Staircase (twice), Lobby, Water Closet (twice), Entrance Hall / from Downing Street, Staircase, Lobby, Porter, Library and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / 23rd April 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (737 x 512)


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


Smith & Allnutt 1820


Drawing 167 is essentially the same as - and may be a copy of - drawing 146, but with a pavilion on the corner of Whitehall and Downing Street.



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