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SM 36/2/28


[25] Design 'D' for the interior of the House of Commons


Plan and laid-out wall elevations


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


labelled: (D)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and blue-green washes, pricked for transfer within single ruled border on laid paper (365 x 518)


William Kent (1685 - 1748)


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche / LVG


Plans A, B, C, D2 and E are at The National Archives (WORK 29/3358 (7-11); Salmon, figs. 13.36 (E) and 13.37 (D2)). The Commons chamber has a 'D'-shaped plan. The benches behind the Speaker's chair are canted, similar to the layout of the old House of Commons designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Over the chamber entrance door is a bust of an ancient British king.

(Salmon, pp. 348-49 and note 132)



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