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Reference number

SM 71/2/41

Purpose

Survey drawing of part of the old buildings, 14 August 1822

Aspect

Section of part of the Old Buildings pulled down in 1822 looking south; (verso) plan, laid out wall elevations and sections of a gallery

Scale

bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, labelled: House of Lords, (pencil) level of the floor of P Chamber and dimensions given

Signed and dated

14th Augst / 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red, blue and sepia washes (verso: pencil and red pen), pricked for transfer on wove paper (523 x 691)

Hand

Possibly John William Hiort (1772 - 1861)

Watermark

1821

Notes

This survey drawing shows in section the rooms adjacent to the Scala Regia which were part of the offices built by John Vardy in 1753 (S. Sawyer, Soane at Westminster, PhD thesis, Columbia University, 1999, p. 69. See also H. Colvin, 'Views of the old Palace of Westminster', Architectural History, 9, 1966, fig. 121). The Palladian window, also shown on SM 71/2/40, looks on to the Scala Regia. On the same level and to the right is the Lords' Committee Room. The design on the verso is for the Royal Gallery and matches an interior perspective, SM 71/2/70.

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