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image SM 37/1/11

Reference number

SM 37/1/11


Record drawing of a design for a new House of Lords (Copy), 19 March 1802


Copy of a Plan annexed to a Perspective View of a Design for a / New House of Lords


as above, numbered 1-8 and labelled: Parliat Street, Henry / 7 / Chapel, Old Palace Yard, Abington (sic) Street, Westmr Hall, New Palace / Yard, Bridge St, Westr Bridge, River Thames, C of Requests, Old Ho / of Lords, Scala Regia, Ho / of / Commons, Garden, References // No 1 Westminster Hall / No 2 3 Court of Requests & / Painted Chamber / Depots of Painting / and Sculpture / No 4 New House of Lords / No 5 St Stephens Chapel / Restored & intended / for a Chapel for the / Lords & Commons / No 6 New House of Commons / & Offices appertaining thereto / No 7 Courts of Judicature / No 8 Public Office; (verso) Copy of the Title of the Perspective View / Design for the intended new House of Lords / This view was made from the drawings designed in obedience to an order of / a Committee of the House of Lords and officially submitted to and honored with the approbation / of His Majesty

Signed and dated

  • 19 March 1802
    LIF March 19 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, green and blue washes, pricked for transfer within double ruled and black wash border on laid paper (323 x 200)


Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval


The plan shown in this drawing is copied from a small plan that appears on the same sheet as a perspective of a design for a new House of Lords (SM P107) and another, similar perspective that was accepted by the Royal Academy as Soane's diploma work on 20 March 1802 (RA 03/5556).

Tom Drysdale, October 2014



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