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Whitehall Chapel, (very feint pencil, 8 times) Paintings, Line of the Gallery, Line of Pews, Pulpit, ---- (illegible - ?Dock), Altar, Line of Gallery and dimensions given; (verso) dimensions given
Signed and dated
26 Feb 1829
Medium and dimensions
Pen, pink and light sepia washes, (verso: pencil and pen), pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (531 x 659)
unattributed (nothing in Day Books)
SM 36/3/11 shows the compartmentalised ceiling of the Banqueting House in plan and in section looking east and, in pink wash, the layout of the altar, pulpit and pews, the intermediary gallery and the 'line of the gallery'. The room is a double cube measuring (according to Soane's dimensions) 55' 2'' by 111' 5½'' by 55' (verso). In each of the ceiling compartments is inscribed 'paintings' in very feint pencil. These were the canvases by Rubens that were removed and repaired during the course of the restoration work. Although taken down between 1829 and 1831, the decision to restore the paintings was not taken until late in 1831 which delayed the completion of the works. The paintings were restored by 'Mr Sieguer' - that is, John Seguier (1785-1856), artist and restorer.
The section on the verso of the drawing can be identified as looking south due to the round-headed window in the upper part of the hall.
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