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image SM volume 49/27

Reference number

SM volume 49/27


Preparatory sketch of the Royal Entrance, January 1823


Interior perspective of the King's Entrance looking towards the Scala Regia


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Signed and dated

  • January 1823
    Jany 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on wove paper (in sketchbook) (210 x 275)


Soane Office


Fellows & Sons 1821


In this drawing the viewpoint is the inside of the arcade of the Royal Entrance, looking towards the Scala Regia which can be made out through a large Classical entrance at the end of the arcade. The rib vaulting of the ceiling is shown in detail in SM 71/2/62-63.



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