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image SM 51/3/48

Reference number

SM 51/3/48

Purpose

Design for the interior of a new House of Lords, 11 June 1825

Aspect

Section through committee rooms to the south of the new House of Lords looking south

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled (pencil, in Soane's hand): Great Committee Room, Corridor, Com Room, See / Plan and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

11/6/25

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pink wash, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper (549 x 734)

Hand

Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843)

Notes

The instruction to 'See Plan' possibly refers to SM 51/3/41. The 'Great Committee Room' would then be the large room to the south of the new House of Lords. Next to this in the section is a corridor (with an arch), another committee room with an attic above, and an open area with the rusticated exterior of the staircase between the executed and the projected committee rooms.

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Drawing

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