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Creator:
Sir James Thornhill, 1675–1734, British
Title:
The House of Commons
Date:
after 1731
Medium:
Pen and brown ink and brown wash with graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (31.8 x 16.5 cm) and Sheet: 8 3/4 x 16 inches (22.2 x 40.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "1 The Speaker, Chair | 2 The speaker pointing to | 3 Sir Rob: Walpole | 4. Mr Stables ye fifth clerk | 5. Mr [intentional blank] the other Clerk | 6 Coll. Godolphin | 7. Coll Onslows | 8 Sir Ja: Thornhill | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12"; in graphite, center right: "[...] Thornhill"; in brown ink, lower right: "13 | 14 | 15 |16 |17 |18 |19 | 20 | 21 | 22"; in brown ink, center right: "[?] AD. 1731"; each figure numbered in brown ink on the drawing; inscribed in graphite lower center: "Original Sketch by Sr Js Thornhill of the | Picture of the House of Commons painting [lies] | now at Clandon

Signed in brown ink, lower left: "J Th"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.746
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
balconies | books | chairs | Corinthian | hats | historical subject | history paintings | men | pilotis | politics | quill pens | wigs
Associated Places:
Clandon Park | England | Surrey
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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English Portrait Drawings & Miniatures (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-12-05 - 1980-02-17)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12761
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