Preliminary studies for the Victoria Tower, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London: sketch elevation of ogee arches over windows/gallery of upper tier

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RIBApix ref no RIBA98098
Architect/DesignerBarry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1858
Image Date1840
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceSA36/2(4)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: These drawings are developments of Barry's original 1836 competition design and show the design almost as executed. It is not known what happened to the drawings with which Barry won the competition. These drawings, presented in 1938 by Caryl Arthur Ransome Barry (Barry’s great-grandson), would appear to be those kept by the family to prove Barry's authorship of the design in the dispute between his heirs and those of A. W. N. Pugin. An inscription on a label accompanying this drawing reads: 'N.B. The adjoining tracing is the rough sketch by Sir C. B. from which the working drawings of the galleries of the Victoria Tower and the panels flanking them were made by me. E.M.B.' [Edward Middleton Barry]

Subject tags

windows, towers, parliament buildings, arches, decorative stonework