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SM (175) 49/6/7


Design for the entrance hall of the Board of Trade, August 1825


175 Plan and Section of part of the Entrance Hall at the Board of Trade &c; (verso) part plan of one of the commissioners' churches


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, (pencil) 10ft

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / 3rd Augt 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, grey and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (604 x 458)


Soane office


J Whatman 1822


Two alternative designs for the entrance hall at the Board of Trade are given in the elevation. On the left is an opening with an arch and on the right is an opening with an Ionic column, which is also shown in the section on the right of the drawing.
Drawing 175 was made on the verso of a cut-up drawing for one of the commissioners' churches.



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