Transverse Secitonal Perspective of the Lobby to the New House of Commons as proposed by Francis Goodwin Architect [...]
Arnold's Magazine of the Fine Arts [c.1833]
Rare lithograph, sheet 275 x 220mm (10¾ x 8½").
Francis Goodwin (1784-1835) was one of seventeen architects invited to submit designs for a new House of Commons in 1833. Goodwin's Perpendicular scheme, seen here, was much admired when he published it. They influenced entries for the new Houses of Parliament which were solicited after the disastrous fire of 1834 made a whole new Houses of Parliament building necessary. That competition, of course, was won by Charles Barry, whose designs resulted in one of London's most iconic buildings.
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