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SM (18) 51/6/15


[18] Survey drawing, 1826


18 House of Commons / Plan of the Third Floor - Showing the Rooms in the occupation of Mr Bellamy - 1826 (verso) a very rough and feint outline perspective of a country house with trees on either side


bar scale of 1¼ inches to 10 feet


as above, labelled: Prison Room (3 times), WC, Pastry, Larder, Press (twice), Bed Room (5 times), Mr Bellamy's / Eating Room, Closets, Passage (twice), Lead Flat below, Lead Flat, Mr Bellamy's / Drawing Room, Closet and Westminster Hall

Signed and dated

  • 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, (a different plan) pricked for transfer on laid paper (498 x 685)


George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


Drawing 18 corresponds with drawing 12 and both show the prison rooms in the attic floor together with Mr Bellamy's quarters that include two rooms over his drawing room labelled (drawing 12) Bed Chamber, Mr Bellamy's / Sleeping Room and Closet.
The online House of Commons Information Office, Factsheet G19 mentions 'John Bellamy, the deputy housekeeper' who at the request of some MPs set up a chop-house within the precincts that proved very successful.



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