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SM 62/6/4


[8] Survey of the garden front as originally built


Elevation of part of the Garden Front of Buckingham Palace as originally built


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Whole highth (sic) of / Plinth, Level of Pavement, Principal Floor line, Bed Room Floor line, Ballustrade (sic) (3 times), Floor, Ballusters (sic) (3 times) and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with one fold mark (575 x 1360)


Soane Office


Drawing 8 must relate to drawings 6 and 7, all of which might have been made while Soane was involved in preparing a report on completing the palace in 1831. It shows part of the west, garden front of the palace as built by Nash. The drawing has been substantially repaired.



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