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image Image 1 for SM (279) volume 61/116 (280) volume 61/117
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Reference number

SM (279) volume 61/116 (280) volume 61/117

Purpose

Survey drawings of the temporary and new Privy Council Chambers (2)

Aspect

279 Perspective View of the Temporary Privy Council Chamber - Whitehall Place with a small plan of the temporary chamber 280 Interior perspective of the new Privy Council Chamber from the south

Inscribed

279 as above, labelled (pencil): 39-45, 18 x 43, 10 Chairs, Chair (twice), 5 Chair and the rest illegible

Medium and dimensions

(279, 280) Pencil, pink, sepia, green and blue washes on wove paper (293 x 453, 416 x 315)

Hand

(279, 280) Soane office

Notes

Drawing 279 is an interior perspective of the room shown in plan form on drawings 247 and 248. The Privy Council Chamber was temporarily relocated to Whitehall Place while the new chamber was under construction. The new Council Chamber is shown in drawing 280 as executed. The Ionic columns were of yellow scagliola and the wall panels, which survive, are oak. Murals inbetween the windows high up on the north and south walls depicted British naval and military victories. The court furniture was all designed by Soane and still survives.

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Drawing

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