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image SM 51/2/2

Reference number

SM 51/2/2

Purpose

Survey drawing of the old housekeeper's apartments and several offices of the House of Lords, 24 December 1824

Aspect

Section through the old housekeeper's apartments and offices of the House of Lords looking north

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled: Level of Pavement (twice), Archway, Entrance Hall, Stucco, Mrs Wagners Kitchen, Mrs Wagners Chamber, Paper, Archbishops Robing Room, Blank Space, Mrs Wagners Servants, Roof (twice), Top of Roof, Stucco, Mr Wrights Kitchen, Floor of Gallery, 3 in[ches] above Level of Pavement (Mr Evans) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

L.I.F. / 24th Decr 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (511 x 727)

Hand

David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882)
Pupil March 1821 - February 1827.

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt 1820

Notes

To the right of the section (east) are the small and austere servants' quarters while to the left (west) are the Entrance Hall and, above, the more richly decorated Archbishops' Robing Room with papered walls, dado, cornice and ornate chimneypiece.

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