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Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843)

One of the principal approaches to the new House of Lords

Watercolour on paper

Inscription: · PART OF THE BUILDING PROPOSED FOR THE NEW HOUSE OF LORDS·/
THIS·VIEW·WAS·MADE·FROM·THE DRAWINGS·DESIGNED·ON·THE·ORDER·OF·/
THE·HOUSE·OF·LORDS· AND·OFFICIALLY·SUBMITTED·TO·AND·HONORED·WITH·THE· APPROBATION·OF·HIS·MAJESTY·/
·IT·WAS·ORIGINALLY·SUGGESTED·TO·FINISH·THE·WHOLE·OF·THE·INTERIOR·
OF·THIS·BEAUTIFULBUILDING·IN·THE·STILE·OF·THE·ANCIENT·ARCHITEC/TURE·OF·ENGLAND·AND·SOME·PROGRESS·WAS· ACCORDINGLY·MADE·BUT·THE·
IDEA·WAS·RELINQUISHED·CHIEFLY·IN·CONSIDERATION·/ OF·THE·UNFITNESS· OF·THAT· MANNER·OF·BUILDING ·TO·THE·PURPOSES·OF·PUBLIC·SPEAKING·AND·THE·ENORMOUS·
EXPENCE·/ THAT·WOULD·HAVE·ATTENDED·THE·EXECUTION·OF·THE·DESIGN·

Museum number: P277

Curatorial note

Soane office, London, Palace of Westminster, House of Lords, design for one of the principal approaches, 1794: perspective.


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