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  • image SM volume 61/25

Reference number

SM volume 61/25


Design for a new Royal Entrance, February 1822


Perspective from Old Palace Yard

Signed and dated

  • February 1822
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Feby 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia, raw Sienna, blue, black and caput washes, shaded, with multi-ruled caput wash border on wove paper (326 x 400), pasted into volume 61


Soane Office


The new Royal Entrance was designed by Soane in a Gothic style with battlements, pinnacles, buttresses and Tudor arches. In this version of the design, the arches are open and have railings. The House of Lords had been re-faced in a much-criticised Gothic style by James Wyatt between 1800 and 1812 and can be seen behind the arcade.



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