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Reference number

SM 51/2/38

Purpose

Design for the south front of the Royal Gallery and Committee Rooms, 14 August 1823

Aspect

Elevation of the Design for the exterior of the South End of the / Royal Gallery, Committee Rooms &c; (verso) rough elevation of the south front of the Royal Gallery and Committee Rooms

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

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

Signed and dated

14th August / 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, shaded, (verso: pencil), pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (306 x 570)

Hand

Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868)
Pupil January 1818 - November 1823.

Notes

This design for the south elevation corresponds with the plan SM 51/2/12. Lines of pink wash show the floor and ceiling levels of the interior; the floor of the committee rooms was several feet higher than the floor of the Royal Gallery to make space for a full-height ground floor. The central feature of the elevation resembles a triumphal arch with an inscription in the centre of the attic. On the verso is a rough alternative design with another version of the triumphal arch feature, columns at the corners of the elevation and urns or statues above the entablature, and a Doric composition.

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