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image SM 37/2/18

Reference number

SM 37/2/18

Purpose

[4] Design (No 1) for alterations to the staircase

Aspect

Plan of the Staircase at the Treasury

Scale

bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above

Signed and dated

L.I.F. 1818

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, pricked for transfer within double ruled and sepia wash border on wove paper (468 x 618)

Hand

Soane Office

Notes

Drawings [5] and [6] are labelled as 'Design No 2' and 'Design No 3', so it might be reasonable to call this 'Design No 1'. Based on rough pencil alterations to drawing [1], this design is characterised by the 'kinked' design of the stairs which return eastwards and lead to a gallery of communication that provides access to Dorset House (at the bottom of the sheet).

Level

Drawing

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