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image SM 71/2/49

Reference number

SM 71/2/49

Purpose

Design for the entrance to the Scala Regia, 4 October 1822

Aspect

Section of Entrance to Scala Regia

Scale

bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, labelled: House of Lords, (pencil) 7.0, (pencil) 1.9 (3 times)

Signed and dated

4th Octr / 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (518 x 732)

Hand

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

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt 1817

Notes

On the left of the drawing is a section looking west, back towards the Royal Entrance. The section on the right is made looking north towards the House of Lords. The design includes typically Soanean features - banded rustication, ball mouldings and a central rosette in the ceiling. The lobby forms part of a transitional area between the Gothic Royal Entrance and the Classical Scala Regia. There are niches for statues in the walls and, in the right hand section, a roundel. The two roundels from the lobby (one shown here and one on the opposite wall) survived the demolition of the Scala Regia and are kept at the Palace of Westminster.

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Drawing

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