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image SM 51/3/26

Reference number

SM 51/3/26

Purpose

Working drawing for the new committee rooms, 21 October 1826

Aspect

Ground Plan / New Committee Rooms / House of Lords

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above and dimensions given; (verso) Copy of Ground Plan given to Evans / Octr 21st 1826

Signed and dated

L.I.F. / Octr 21st / 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (366 x 532)

Hand

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

Notes

'Evans' may be William Evans, who was Clerk of Works at the new Board of Trade and Privy Council Offices in Whitehall until December 1826 when he was discharged for drunkenness.

Level

Drawing

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