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image SM (244) 50/1/20

Reference number

SM (244) 50/1/20


Working drawing for a model of the Privy Council Offices, February 1827


244 Plan for Model of Council Room &c


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


as above

Signed and dated

  • 28th February 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (510 x 353)


David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27)


There is no model in the Soane Museum that matches this drawing. The only model of the Treasury Offices in the Museum's collections dating to 1827 is a small-scale model with both 'wings' of the new building and the Triumphal Arch on Downing Street (L91). It sits on the mantelpiece in the Dining Room of No. 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields beneath Thomas Lawrence's portrait of Soane.



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