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SM 36/2/29


[27] Copy of a design 'D2' for the interior of the House of Commons


Plan and laid-out wall elevations


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia (brown) wash within single ruled border on laid paper (357 x 505)


C18th hand


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche / WR / V


Drawing [27] is the third copy of 'D2' - the original is TNA, WORK 29/3358 (10) (Salmon, fig. 13.37) and another copy exists in the BAL (VOS/150/20). The Soane version has a bust of a classical god above the entrance to the chamber.

(Salmon, p. 348 and note 132)



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