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SM 16/4/26


[1] Rough plan by Soane for alterations and additions to the Palace of Westminster, not dated


Sketch, block, three-part plan that includes, for example, Chancellor of Exc[hequer] / & / Treasury and House for the Speaker of the House of Lords blocked in with matching overall plan and each having an eight-column portico to back and front


as above, labelled: (pencil) Chancellor of / Excheqr / & / Treasury, (pencil) Speaker of / House of Com[mons], (pen) Painted / Cha[mber], House of Lords, West[minster] Hall, Court of Req[uests], Court of Jurisdiction, Clerk / of / Parl:, (pencil) Court of Jurisdn and (pencil) Clerk / of / Parl.

Medium and dimensions

(1) Brown pen and pencil on thin wove paper (344 x 573)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect



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