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image Image 1 for additionally : SM 51/3/65 & SM 51/3/66 (related to drawings 42 and 43)
image Image 2 for additionally : SM 51/3/65 & SM 51/3/66 (related to drawings 42 and 43)
  • image Image 1 for additionally : SM 51/3/65 & SM 51/3/66 (related to drawings 42 and 43)
  • image Image 2 for additionally : SM 51/3/65 & SM 51/3/66 (related to drawings 42 and 43)

Reference number

additionally : SM 51/3/65 & SM 51/3/66 (related to drawings 42 and 43)

Purpose

[additional] Two designs for the internal layout of the House of Lords, related to drawings 42-43

Aspect

Plan showing alternative internal layouts including the benches for the Peers

Scale

bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled: The Throne, The / Lord Chancellor, The Judges (twice), The / Dukes and Earls, The Bishops, The Lords (twice), Black / Rod, (added in penci, 51/5/65l) Dukes, Marquisses & Viscounts and ? Barons

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, some added pencil with double-ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (266 x 3743)

Watermark

(51/3/66) J Whatman

Notes

The drawings vary in the layout of the benches for the Lords, shallow segmental in drawing 51/3/65 and 'wavey', that is shallow V-shape in drawing 51/3/66.
The drawings are filed among the those concerned with the arrangements for the trial of Queen Caroline in 1820 and thus appear in the Concise Catalogue with the later drawings for the House of Lords. They have now (August 2014) been identified by Tom Drysdale as related to drawings 42 and 43 (16/5/11, 16/5/9) made 1794 to 1795.

Level

Drawing

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