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Reference number

SM (245) 49/1/44 (246) 49/1/45

Purpose

Designs for the Privy Council Chamber, April 1827 (2)

Aspect

245 Section of the Council Chamber looking North 246 Section of the Council Chamber looking West

Scale

(245, 246) bar scales of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

245 as above, New Council Offices Whitehall 246 as above, New Council Offices Whitehall

Signed and dated

  • (245, 246) Lincolns Inn Fields / April 1827

Medium and dimensions

(245, 246) Pen and burnt Sienna wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (520 x 702, 519 x 700)

Hand

(245, 246) Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837)

Watermark

(245, 246) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

Drawings 245 and 246 give a good impression of the detailing and decoration of the Privy Council Chamber, which includes wall panelling and friezes with acanthus leaves. The ornament over the Ionic columns is a typically Soanean acroterion consisting of a pair of scrolls and miniature hanging antefixes. The dotted line on drawing 245 shows the curvature of the ceiling. The wall panelling and twin chimneypieces (shown on drawing 246) are extant.

Level

Drawing

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