Preliminary studies for the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London: elevation of north front and New Palace Yard

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RIBApix ref no RIBA13472
Architect/DesignerBarry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
Artist/PhotographerBarry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1830
Image Date1830
ViewExterior
StyleGothic Revival
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSA34/5(5) (S8/7(e))
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: In this early sketch for the new Palace of Westminster Barry is working on the facade of New Palace Yard. The drawing incorporates the medieval front of Westminster Hall, while a tower second from the left marks the site of the future Big Ben. The following year, 1836, Barry won the design competition.

Subject tags

parliament buildings