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image SM 37/1/12

Reference number

SM 37/1/12


Design for alterations and additions to the Palace of Westminster


Block plan of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and the surrounding area


labelled: The River Thames, The Speaker's Garden, Westminster Hall, Westminster Abbey

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, blue and green washes, pricked for transfer within single ruled border on wove paper with one fold mark (398 x 327)


Soane Office


Soane's works at the Palace of Westminster - the new Law Courts adjoining Westminster Hall and the alterations and additions to the House of Lords - are shown in pink wash. The Lords' Committee Rooms towards the River Thames were completed in 1827, and so the drawing must have been made in or after that year.

Tom Drysdale, October 2014



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