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image SM 62/3/1

Reference number

SM 62/3/1

Purpose

Survey of seating arrangements in Westminster Hall for the coronation of George III

Aspect

Plan of Westminster Hall and section showing seating

Scale

bar scale of 2/3 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

as above

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (515 x 720)

Hand

unidentified C18th hand

Watermark

IHS / I Villedary = fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche / 4 / LVG

Notes

In this drawing the hall is set out with two long tables while the King's table is on a dais at the south end of the hall. On either side of the hall are galleries for spectators. This drawing is very similar to another plan, SM 62/4/5, on which it was surely based.

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Drawing

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