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SM 77/2/35


Working drawing for 'Gallery B'


Elevation of Gallery B, Elevation of Framing against Wall Gallery B, Elevation of End of Gallery B / next the Bar and Section thro centre of Gallery B


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as above, labelled: 1½ Flush Framing (5 times), Platform, Line of Floor, Top of Platform, Floor, Platform and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 28 July 1820
    July 28th 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, raw Sienna and pink washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (530 x 735)


George Bailey (1792 - 1860)
Pupil and assistant August 1806 - January 1837.


Smith & Allnutt 1817


'Gallery B' is that on the right-hand side of previous drawings (the west side of the House), although presumably 'Gallery A' was little different. The timber framing is panelled and incorporates further iron supports for the gallery. The gallery itself has x-framed railings. In previous drawings these are described and shown as being hung with crimson cloths (SM 51/3/55 and 51/3/60), but in Hayter's painting in the National Portrait Gallery they are exposed and gilded.



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