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House Of Lords, Looking South

House Of Lords, Looking South

Photographer: Harrington, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: J/10350.h.10

Item number: 31

Length: 17.2

Width: 11.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Interior of the House of Lords, also known as the Gilded Chamber in the Palace of Westminster, London.

"The House of Lords is one of the finest specimens of civil Gothic Architecture in Europe; its proportions, arrangements, and decorations, being singularly fine and harmonious. The windows are finely proportioned, and the gilded and canopied niches between them happily conceived and well executed; the throne glows with gold and colours; the walls are lined with richly-carved panelling; the roof is most elaborately painted, its many beams, sculptured ornaments, and gilded pendants, producing a whole at once agreeable and grand. The House is lighted by twelve lofty windows (six on either side), each having eight compartments for figures. These represent the Kings and Queens of England and Scotland, from the time of the Conquest."

Descriptive letterpress by John Harrington of Brighton from the book 'The Abbey and Palace of Westminster'

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