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image SM 89/3/54

Reference number

SM 89/3/54

Purpose

Survey drawing of the existing Royal Entrance, 20 February 1822

Aspect

Plan of the King's Entrance / to the House of Lords

Inscribed

as above, labelled (pencil): door (twice), Painted Chamber, Garden and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(pencil) 20th Feby 1822, (pen) Arthur / Mee Esqre

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and brown pen on laid paper with four fold marks (323 x 400)

Hand

Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868)
Pupil January 1818 - November 1823.

Watermark

J Larking 1812, Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval

Notes

This drawing, which is signed by Arthur Mee, one of Soane's pupils, has the Painted Chamber outlined in pen. Mee spent nearly two weeks (9-20 February 1822) making survey drawings of the House of Lords.

Level

Drawing

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