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image SM 71/2/42

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SM 71/2/42


Design for the exterior of the Scala Regia, 26 August 1822


Elevation of the Exterior of the Scala Regia


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: House of Lords, (in Soane's hand) Plan at CD, C, D, eql (4 times), Level of the Floor of the Princes Chamber, R Arch (twice), B, A, 3 ---- Inch ----- Arch, Plan at CD side next Staircase, Plan at AB and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 26 August 1822
    26th August / 1822 and (in Soane's hand) 26 Aug 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (361 x 520)


Soane Office


A rare drawing of the exterior of the Scala Regia - the elevation faces south towards Abingdon Street. The middle window of the three to the right of the elevation is false. (See also SM 71/2/61v).



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