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image SM volume 61/110

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SM volume 61/110


Design 'No 1' for the interior of the new gallery, February 1828


Perspective View of the Interior of the Buildings between the / House of Lords and the new Offices fronting Old Palace Yard No 1


as above, No 2

Signed and dated

February 1828

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia, blue, yellow and red washes, shaded, with single ruled border on laid paper (477 x 274), pasted into volume 61


Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871)
Pupil February 1824 - January 1827.


This rough perspective design for the new gallery, labelled 'No 1', shows an arcaded interior with baseless, fluted Greek Doric columns supporting a series of groin-vaulted ceilings. The columns support round-headed arches with eagles in wreaths in the spandrels, so that the design combines elements of Greek, Roman and Gothic architecture.



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