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image SM 71/2/80

Reference number

SM 71/2/80


Design 'No 2' for the Scala Regia, July 1822


Plan of the Scala Regia


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


labelled: No V, Design No 2

Signed and dated

  • July 1822
    Lincolns Inn Fields / July 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey and light red washes, pricked for transfer with double ruled border on wove paper (527 x 740)


Soane Office


Smith & Allnutt 1817


A detail of SM 71/2/83 that focuses on the Scala Regia, in this design the staircase is parallel to an existing wall on its north side. There are three flights of seven steps and the suggestion of a dome above the middle flight.



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