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image SM 51/3/64

Reference number

SM 51/3/64


Record drawing of the alterations to the House of Lords as executed


Plan Shewing the Seats


bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: House of Lords and (pencil) some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 3 August 1820
    3d August 1820

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink and yellow washes, pricked for transfer with double ruled and black wash border on wove paper (720 x 518)


Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835)
Pupil January 1818 - March 1824.


Smith & Allnutt 1817


SM 51/3/64 shows the alterations to the House of Lords as executed, with the four staircases to the galleries accessed from the ends of the benches and the woolsacks moved closer to the throne.



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