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image SM 51/3/43A

Reference number

SM 51/3/43A


Design for the river front of the new House of Lords, 7 June 1825


Part elevation of river front


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Signed and dated

  • 7 June 1825 - 9 June 1825
    7/6/25 and 9/6

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, brown pen and sepia washes on wove paper (493 x 341)


Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843)


Although only a part elevation this drawing appears to be complete - that is, not just a fragment. Notably the horizontal lines rarely go to the edges of the sheet. The attic was added to the drawing later, on 9 June, and is dated separately. Although drawn by J. M. Gandy the design is probably still attributable to Soane as it matches a plan made in the Soane Office (SM 51/3/41) and another, complete elevation (SM 51/3/46).



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