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SM volume 50/1-2

Purpose

Surveys of the room under the Painted Chamber and Guy Fawkes' Tower, 29 March 1827

Aspect

Plan and View of / Room under the / Painted Chamber and View of Guy Fawkes' Tower

Inscribed

as above, About / six / or / seven / feet and dimensions given

Signed and dated

March 29th 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes on wove paper with flier on wove paper (in sketchbook) (each page 280 x 214)

Hand

Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871)
Pupil February 1824 - January 1827.

Notes

This view shows the room beneath the east end of the Painted Chamber, looking north. It is a vaulted space measuring 19'9'' by 12'3''. Guy Fawkes' Tower was at the south east corner of the Painted Chamber. To the left is part of the new wall of Soane's Royal Gallery (coloured pink in the plan). A copy of the sketch of the tower is reproduced in H. Colvin, "Views of the Old Palace of Westminster", Architectural History, 9, 1966, fig. 118.

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Drawing

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