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image SM volume 83/66

Reference number

SM volume 83/66


Preparatory sketch of the Ante Room to the Royal Gallery


Rough interior perspective View of the Ante-Room to the Royal Gallery House of Lords


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Signed and dated

  • J Gandy ARA

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and sepia wash within single border on wove paper (352 x 404) pasted in to volume 83, p. 66


Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843)


This preparatory sketch might have been made as a study for an unexecuted exhibition drawing. It shows the Royal Gallery to an early, unexecuted design, similar to SM 71/2/73, with heraldic ornaments over the doors, a bracketed cornice, a panelled ceiling with rosettes and an equestrian statue in the centre of the room facing towards the Royal Gallery.



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