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image SM 71/2/86

Reference number

SM 71/2/86


Working drawing for the roof of the Royal Entrance, 1 October 1822


Plan of Roof (fragment)


as above and some dimensions given; (verso) inscribed: House of Lords / New Entrance for His Majesty / 1822

Signed and dated

  • 1 October 1822
    1 October 1822 / W Payne

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen and yellow wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (440 x 333)


Walter Payne, clerk of works


This drawing by Walter Payne, clerk of works, shows the timbers of part of the roof of the curved Royal Entrance.



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