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image SM 71/2/66

Reference number

SM 71/2/66

Purpose

Design for a proposed new room labelled 'B', July 1822

Aspect

(in Soane's hand) View of the ^Great Committee Room marked B taken from the end looking towards the Painted Chamber

Inscribed

as above, labelled: B

Signed and dated

(in Soane's hand) July 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, caput, olive green, yellow, burnt Sienna, blue, sepia and grey washes with multi-ruled caput and black wash border on wove paper (384 x 424)

Hand

Soane Office

Watermark

James Wha[tman]

Notes

Room 'B' forms part of a 'national monument' to British valour with sculptures and reliefs depicting notable people and events (see SM 71/2/84) and part of the royal processional route towards the Robing Room. It was formerly the chamber of the House of Lords but in Soane's remodelling it has become a top-lit sculpture gallery. Here the lighting is provided by three square-based lanterns in the centre and clerestory windows at the sides of the room. This design was unexecuted, although a Royal Gallery was built later in 1824.

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Drawing

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