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Reference number

SM (231) 49/6/10 (232) 49/6/9

Purpose

Design and working drawing for the principal staircase of the Board of Trade, June 1826 (2)

Aspect

231 Section through principal staircase 232 Sections of parts of the Principal Staircase

Inscribed

231 Board of Trade Offices Whitehall, Designs for part of the Principal Staircase and some dimensions given 232 as above, Board of Trade, labelled: A, B, Square, Set back ¾, Sunk ¾ or more / if it can be done / without cutting the / Brickwork and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (231) 19th June 1826 (232) 14 July 26 and 1826

Medium and dimensions

(231) Pen, pink and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (527 x 654) (232) pen and grey wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (454 x 584)

Hand

(231, 232) Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28) (232)

Notes

The acroteria above the doors on drawings 231 and 232 echo in style the four pediments in the Privy Council Chamber (q.v. drawings 235-236). On the verso of drawing 232 are several rough drawings of mouldings.

Level

Drawing

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