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Reference Number

SM 89/3/37

Purpose

Survey drawing of the existing Royal Entrance, 12 February 1822

Aspect

Elevation with detaill of a Gothic doorway; (verso) Plan of the King's Entrance / to the House of Lords

Inscribed

labelled (pencil): A (twice), small arch, springing and some dimensions given; (verso, pencil) as above and dimensions given

Signed and dated

12 February 1822, (verso) 12th Feby 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper with three fold marks (323 x 200)

Watermark

Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval

Hand

Mee, Arthur Patrick (Pupil January 1818 - November 1823.)

Notes

Mee's survey sketch shows Wyatt's Royal Entrance from Old Palace Yard. The Gothick style of Wyatt's work served as the model for Soane's external additions to the House of Lords.

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