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Reference number

SM (181) 49/6/12 (182) 49/6/15

Purpose

Working drawings for the Privy Council Offices, September 1825 (2)

Aspect

181 Section thro the Rooms next Downing Street looking towards the Street; (verso) two perspectives of the rear of the Privy Council Offices 182 Section thro the Rooms next Downing Street and the Staircase adjoining looking towards / the Council Chamber

Scale

(181, 182) bar scales of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

181 New Council Offices &c, labelled: Ground and some dimensions given 182 New Council Offices &c, labelled: executed, Landing, The Lord Presidents Room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (181, 182) L.I.F. / Sepr 1825

Medium and dimensions

(181, 182) Pen, pink, sepia, blue and grey washes, (181 verso) pencil and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (730 x 526, 720 x 525)

Hand

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

Watermark

(181) Smith & Allnutt 1820 (182) 1813

Notes

Drawing 181 shows a section through the Privy Council Offices looking south towards Downing Street with Whitehall to the left of the sheet. The windows all look onto Downing Street. Drawing 182 is a section looking west with Downing Street to the left of the sheet. A hitherto unseen feature is the fenestration behind the entablature which allows light into the first floor from a high level. Drawing 182 reveals another typically Soanean feature - the stairwell and landing which are top-lit by a skylight.
On the verso of drawing 181 are two small perspectives showing the back of the Privy Council Offices on Whitehall and the return on Downing Street. The return seems to be wider on the left hand perspective.

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Drawing

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