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Plan of the Painted Chamber in the Royal Palace of Westminster

Plan of the Painted Chamber in the Royal Palace of Westminster

Surveyor: Capon, William

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 11.47

Item number: 47

Length: 533

Width: 749

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 24" : 80 feet

This is very detailed plan was drawn in 1800, and had additions made to it in 1817 and 1818 by the original draughtsman. Individual coloured sections of the tiled floor are detailed. The Painted Chamber contained hundreds of medieval war paintings, but was destroyed by fire in 1853. Surviving panels from the ceiling are held in the British Museum.

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