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image SM 71/2/83

Reference number

SM 71/2/83


Design for the new Royal Entrance and Scala Regia, July 1822


Plan of the Royal Entrance and Scala Regia


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


labelled: The Entrance for / His Majesty, Peer's (sic) Entrance, Bishop's (sic) Entrance

Signed and dated

  • July 1822
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow ochre, black, burnt Sienna and blue washes, pricked for transfer with multi-ruled sepia and black wash border on wove paper (917 x 647)


Soane Office


J Whatman 1821


This design is comparable to SM 71/2/82, Soane's initial design dated 'February 1822'. The main differences are that the line of the arcade and the position of the Scala Regia have changed. In this design a small vestibule with buttresses to the west of the Scala Regia has also been retained. Soane experimented with different positions for the Scala Regia relative to the space between the Princes Chamber and an existing vestibule. In this design the staircase has also been extended so that it consists of three flights of seven stairs rather than two flights of ten.



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