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image SM 51/3/16

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SM 51/3/16


Design for the principal floor, 28 April 1826


Plan of the Principal Floor


as above, labelled (pencil): Lord Chamberlain, 16.0, Waiting Room, Committee Room (3 times), (pen): 24'9'' by 53'9'', 32'0'' by 30'0''

Signed and dated

  • 28 April 1826
    LIF 28 April 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, pink and dark pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (514 x 547)


Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843)
Pupil January 1823 - April 1828.


Smith & Allnutt


There are just two rooms on the principal floor and both are committee rooms. The bay window in the room nearest the Painted Chamber was executed between July and October 1826. See also design for the ground floor, SM 51/3/15.



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