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SM 71/2/60


Copy of a design for a porte-cochère, October 1822


Plan of porte-cochère and entrance lobby, Elevation of the Front, Elevation of the Side, Section on the Line AB and Section on the Line CD; (verso, pencil) perspective of the Royal Entrance


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: (pencil) Horse Guard, A, B, C, D, E (twice), eql (twice), F (twice), The same ornament / as at F, (E.E. See Cast Full size at L.I.F. [Lincoln's Inn Fields]), The dimensions of / The Cornice and Battlements / to be taken from the present high building and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • October 1822
    Lincolns Inn Fields / October 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes (verso: pencil), pricked for transfer on wove paper (740 x 528)


Soane Office


Smith & Allnutt 1817


This drawing is a copy of SM 89/3/72 (q.v.). In pencil in the bottom right hand corner of the sheet is a rough drawing of an arch at the Horse Guards building on Whitehall with dimensions. A Mr Roberts, perhaps an official of the royal household, had suggested that the porte-cochère needed to be as wide as William Kent's arch at Horse Guards (S. Sawyer, Soane at Westminster, PhD thesis, Columbia University, 1999, p. 412 n. 1215).



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