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Reference number

SM 71/2/63


Designs for details of the Royal Entrance, 2 November 1822


Details of Cornice and Intersection of Mouldings forming Pannels on Cieling (sic) and Section of Rib A


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as above, labelled: His Majesty's Entrance to the House of Lords, Wall Line, (pencil) A must be / brought / forward to B, (pencil) A, (pencil) B, A

Signed and dated

  • 2 November 1822
    L.I.F. / 2nd Novr 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, light red, yellow ochre and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (368 x 539)


George Bailey (1792 - 1860)
Pupil and assistant August 1806 - January 1837.


Smith & Allnutt 1817


Parts of the ribs of the cross vaults are shown in detail and in section, as is the cornice which is ornamented with acanthus leaves and convex toothing.



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