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image SM 51/3/43

Reference number

SM 51/3/43


Design for a new House of Lords, 9 June 1825


Unfinished perspective from the river

Signed and dated

  • 9 June 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, brown pen, sepia, blue and black washes with single ruled border on wove paper (298 x 517)


Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843)


The river frontage consists of 17 bays divided as 5-7-5. It is of two storeys with a rusticated ground floor and a large attic over the centre. In this design the corners are rounded, although in all other respects it corresponds with SM 51/3/41. The attic was added to the design later in pencil - it is also shown on SM 51/3/43A (part elevation) but dated separately to 9 June.



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