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image SM 51/2/11

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SM 51/2/11


Design for the Royal Gallery and Committee Rooms as executed, 17 January 1824


Plan of the Royal Gallery &c


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: House of Lords and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 17 January 1824
    17th Jany

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink pen, pink, blue, sepia and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (735 x 537)


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


The Royal Gallery and Committee Rooms were executed to this design: a three-bay gallery with columns is preceded by a square ante-room with prominent door and window surrounds. The gallery sits on the site of the old House of Lords, between the former Prince's Chamber and the Painted Chamber - the former of which gives way to the ante-room and an open-newel staircase. On the other side of an open area are the committee rooms, linked by a long corridor on the west side of the range. The south front of the new block is composed of five bays that are divided by pilasters.



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