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Reference number

SM (133) volume 61/106 (134) volume 61/104 (135) volume 61/105

Purpose

Presentation drawings of designs for the New State Paper Office, July 1831 (3)

Aspect

133 Elevations of the north front of the New State Paper Office and comparative elevations of the New State Paper Office and the Banqueting House 134 Elevations and perspective from St James's Park 135 Elevations and perspective from St James's Park

Scale

(133, 135) bar scales of 5/13 inch to 10 feet (134) to a scale of 5/13 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

134 labelled: Designs for the New State Paper Office, Front as suggested by Mr Goulburn 135 labelled: Designs for the New State Paper Office, Front as suggested by Mr Golburn (sic)

Signed and dated

  • July 1831
    (133) (pencil) 11th July 1831 (134, 135) 14 July 1831

Medium and dimensions

(133-135) Pen, sepia, yellow ochre, black and blue washes on laid paper (326 x 205, 326 x 202, 327 x 203)

Hand

(133-135) Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837)

Watermark

(133-135) affixed in volume, information not available

Notes

Drawings 133-135 are presentation drawings made before its completion but showing the New State Paper Office as executed. At the bottom of drawings 134 and 135 is the 'front as suggested by Mr Goulburn', q.v. drawings 43-46. Drawing 133 has comparative elevations of the new State Paper Office to Goulburn's design and the Banqueting House, a trick used by Soane to show the difference in scale between the two buildings and to suggest the inappropriateness of Goulburn's pilasters on the new building. The comparison had been made before in drawings 41-42.

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Drawing

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