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image Image 1 for SM (28) volume 69/61 (29) volume 69/ 62
image Image 2 for SM (28) volume 69/61 (29) volume 69/ 62
  • image Image 1 for SM (28) volume 69/61 (29) volume 69/ 62
  • image Image 2 for SM (28) volume 69/61 (29) volume 69/ 62

Reference number

SM (28) volume 69/61 (29) volume 69/ 62

Purpose

[28-29] Sketch perspectives of domed House of Lords by J. M.Gandy, 20 March 1800 (2)

Aspect

28 Perspective of river front and principal front 29 Perspective of principal front and river front

Inscribed

(28-29) House of Lords

Signed and dated

  • (28-29) March 20th 1800

Medium and dimensions

(28-29) Pen and sepia washes on laid paper in volume 69, pp. 61-62 (369 x 232)

Hand

(28-29) J. M. Gandy (1771-1843, assisted Soane January 1798-March 1801)

Notes

Both drawings show the same design or rather, re-design by Gandy of Soane's original scheme. There is now a porticoed entrance on the river front while the principal front is articulated by four two-storey recesses, each with a pair of columns in antis. The main entrance is approached by a stair with an equestrain statue on each side and (drawing 29) above on the roof is an elaborate drum with a Bouddican quadriga, supplemented by a generous amount of heraldic and figurative sculpture.

Level

Drawing

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