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SM (171) volume 61/81


Presentation drawing of the new State Paper Office, August 1833


171 Perspective View of the New State Paper Office taken from St James's Park


as above

Signed and dated

  • 18 August 1833
    18 August 1833

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, blue, green, yellow ochre and sepia washes on laid paper (291 x 477)


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


Drawing 171 shows the west front of the new State Paper Office as executed and is affixed in volume 61. The the left of the drawing can be seen the Horse Guards and part of the Treasury.



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