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Reference number

SM 51/7/1

Purpose

Cover sheet

Aspect

Cover sheet; (verso) plan and section through the Prince's Chamber

Inscribed

Sketches of the Royal Gallery / and Committee Rooms / House of Lords / as executed 1823-1826 / 8 Sheets, (pencil) Adam Recess / Drawer / 8 Sheets 1824 / I D p 179 and (recto and verso, pencil) dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on wove paper with one fold mark (230 x 415)

Hand

Soane Office

Notes

The cover sheet to a set of survey drawings recording the Royal Gallery and Committee Rooms as executed, to the left of the sheet is a part plan in pencil for a part of the Royal Gallery or Committee Rooms. The verso has a plan and section that show the former Prince's Chamber, part of the medieval Palace of Westminster that dated to the reign of Henry III (1207-1272). The chamber has one entrance in the west wall, shown in the section to the right, and two entrances in the north wall. The verso is independently numbered as SM 51/7/8.

Level

Drawing

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