Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Design for the new offices for the Board of Trade, Privy Council and Home Department, September 1825
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM (177) 49/3/46

Reference number

SM (177) 49/3/46


Design for the new offices for the Board of Trade, Privy Council and Home Department, September 1825


177 Elevation of front to Whitehall with plan of the basement beneath the pavilions


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


labelled: Door to Hall / Board of Trade, Centre of / Front, Treasury / Passage, (pencil) Query 12.6 or / 13.0

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / Sepr 2nd 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (534 x 738)


George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


Smith & Allnutt 1823



Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).