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Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)

Soane office (Henry Hake Seward): exterior perspective of a design for the Palace of Westminster, House of Lords, made by order of a Committee of the House of Lords, 1794

1794

Watercolour on paper

Inscription: · DESIGN · FOR · THE · NEW · HOUSE · OF · LORDS · / THIS · VIEW · WAS · MADE · FROM · THE · DRAWINGS · DESIGNED · IN · OBEDIENCE · TO · AN · ORDER · OF · A · COMMITTEE · OF · / · THE · HOUSE · OF · LORDS · AND · OFFICIALLY · SUBMITTED · TO · AND · HONORED · WITH · THE · APPROBATION · OF · / · HIS · MAJESTY · [bottom centre]
Inscription: · Sketch of the General Plan · [below sketch plan lower left]. Interiors shown on the sketch are numbered 1-7, with 1 being Westminster Hall. An open area indicated by blue wash is inscribed Garden. Adjacent streets and buildings are also annotated: River Thames [centre bottom]; King Henry VII Chapel [top centre] and Parliament Street [right]. There is an indecipherable inscription on the open area to the right.
Inscription: · REFERENCE · TO · THE · GENERAL · PLAN · [lower right, below key to the numbers on the plan lower left]

No 1 WESTMINSTER · HALL · / II · III · COURT · OF · REQUESTS · AND · PAINTED · CHAMBER / · [....?] · OF · PAINTING · AND · SCULPTURE · / IV · NEW · HOUSE · OF · LORDS · / V · ST STEPHENS · CHAPEL · RESTORED · AND · [....?] · FOR · A · CHAPEL · FOR · THE · LORDS · AND · COMMONS / VI · NEW · HOUSE · OF · COMMONS · AND · OFFICES · APPERTAINING · THERETO · / VII · COURTS · OF · JUDICATURE · / VIII · PUBLIC · OFFICES · [lower right, key to the numbers on the plan lower left]

Museum number: P107

Curatorial note

This perspective shows the facades next to Abingdon Street and the River Thames.


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