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image SM 51/2/23

Reference number

SM 51/2/23


Variant design (section) for the Royal Gallery, 25 November 1823


Section of the Ante-Room and Royal Gallery, House of Lords looking west


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 25 November 1823
    L. I. Fields / 25 November 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, sepia, raw Sienna and blue washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with one fold mark (535 x 909)


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This design differs a little from SM 51/2/21. For one thing, in the cupola the entablature is now broken and arches spring from each column. This was hinted at by pencil lines on the previous drawing. A new feature also appears in the first and third bays of the gallery - an opening with coved sides hangs from the ceilings beneath the lanterns.



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