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Reference number

SM 51/7/2


Rough survey drawing of details for the Royal Gallery, 1824


Details and section through an entablature; (verso) detail of an intrados with caduceus motif


(pencil) Royal Gallery House of Lords / (Details) and dimensions given; (verso, pencil) dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1824
    (pencil) 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on wove paper (228 x 338)


Soane Office


On the verso of the sheet is a rough drawing for the caduceus motif (a winged staff entwined with two serpents) at the end of the Royal Gallery nearest to the Painted Chamber, shown in SM 51/2/36. The five-foot thick wall to the right belongs to the Painted Chamber.



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