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George Bailey (1792 - 1860)

Soane office, London, design for the Palace of Westminster, view of the River Front of the House of Lords, 1796

Museum number: P10

Curatorial note

A perspective of one of Soane's schemes for a new Houses of Parliament of the 1790s, drawn later by George Bailey, who worked in Soane's Office from May 1806, first as a pupil and later as an Assistant. On Soane's death in January 1837 he became the first Curator of Sir John Soane's Museum, in accordance with Soane's wishes.

Literature

J. Soane, Description, 1832, p.xii
Helen Dorey, 'The Historic Framing and presentation of watercolours, drawings and prints at Sir John's Museum', in ed. Nancy Bell, Historic Framing and Presentation of Watercolours and Prints, Proceedings of the Conference of the Institute of Paper Conservation June 1996, pp. 20-31


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