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Reference number

SM (87) 16/6/8 (88) 36/4/6 (89) 36/4/19 (90) 16/6/4 (91) 36/4/16 (92) 16/6/6

Purpose

[87-92] Sectional designs (6)

Aspect

87 Longitudinal section with (feint pencil) elevation of one bay of Painted Chamber with alternative design 88 Longitudinal section 89 Longitudinal section 90 Longitudinal section with rooms labelled 91 Longitudinal section and two cross sections of stepped entrance and the Painted Chamber 92 Longitudinal section with rooms labelled

Scale

(87) bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot (88) bar scale of 1/17 inch to 1 foot (89, 90, 92) to a scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot (91) bar scale of 1/15 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(88) A and (feint pencil, Soane) Court of Requests, Painted Chamber, Lobby, House of Lords / Picture over Chimneydeath of Lord Chatham / defeat of the Spanish Armada / defeat of the French by Earl Howe (NB. Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759) (90) rooms labelled: The Court of Parliament, The Painted Chamber / and / Conference Room, Lobby to the House of Lords and The House of Lords and titled The Section of a Design to render the House of Lords and the Rooms and Offices appertaining thereto more commodious (91) titled as drawing 90 (92) rooms labelled: Section through / the Entrance / from / Old Palace Yard, The Court of Requests, The Painted Chamber / and / Conference Room, Lobby / of the / House of Lords, The House of Lords, His Majesty's Robing Room and titled as drawings 90 and 91

Medium and dimensions

(87) Pen, pencil, sepia and pink washes, shaded, with quadruple-ruled and black wash border on wove paper with one old repair (723 x 1264) (88) pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, shaded with quadruple-ruled and raw umber and black wash border on laid paper (285 x 467) (89) pen, sepia, blue, brown madder and yellow washes, shaded with quadruple-ruled and black wash border on laid paper (508 x 722) (90) pen, sepia, pink, blue and yellow washes, shaded with quadruple-ruled and sepia and black wash border on wove paper, two sheets joined (604 x 1720) (91) pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, shaded with quadruple-ruled and black wash border on wove paper (470 X 670) (92) pen, sepia, pink, blue, brown madder and yellow washes on laid paper, three sheets joined (626 x 2244)

Hand

(87-92) Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil April 1791-1796)

Watermark

(87) James Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1792 (88) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below ornate W (90) J Whatman 1794

Notes

Drawings 87 and 88 are fairly close but differ in the proportions of the roof with top-lighting to the Court of Requests and in the design for the lobby of the House of Lords. The Lords chamber (drawing 88) differs from all of the previous designs in having plain walls and simple ? sash windows (not 'French' arched windows). Drawings 89 and 90 share the same design; the portico is not shown. Drawings 91 and 92 share the same design which includes, at the eastern end, the King's Robing Room with a domed (canopy) ceiling and top lighting. Soane evidently thought that the Lords chamber should be enriched by paintings of famous sea battles and suggested a couple of themes.

Level

Drawing

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