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image SM 51/3/62

Reference number

SM 51/3/62

Purpose

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

Aspect

Plan of the Galleries

Scale

bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

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

Signed and dated

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 (722 x 518)

Hand

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

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt 1817

Notes

SM 51/3/62 shows the new galleries in the House of Lords as executed. 'For the battles over the Great Reform Bill [the Peers] resolved in September 1831 that the galleries put up in 1820 should be re-erected; but in October called for those to be removed, and a new one built across the lower end of the House on a plan of Smirke's [Robert, 1780-1867]' (King's Works, VI, p. 524).

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Drawing

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