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Creator:
Print made by James Basire, 1769–1822, British
after William Capon, 1757–1827, British
Title:

Plan of the Ancient Palace of Westminster by the late Mr. William Capon, measured and drawn between 1793 and 1823

Date:
1828
Medium:
Line engraving and graphite on slightly textured, medium, white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 20 13/16 × 26 7/8 inches (52.9 × 68.3 cm) and Image: 19 3/8 × 26 inches (49.2 × 66 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left (encircled): "6"

Lettered, upper center: "Plate XLVII"; upper right: "VOL V"; lower center: "Published by the Society of Antiquaries of London, 23rd April, 1828" and lower right: "Engraved by James Basire"; lettered within image, lower right: "Plan of the ancient | PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, | by the late | MR WILLIAM CAPON | measured and drawn between | 1793 and 1823"; and buildings, streets and rooms labelled, including, center left: "New | Palace | Yard"; center: "Saint Margaret's Street"; center right: "Old Palace Yard"; and with letters corresponding to key on lower right: "A. The Hall. | B. The Cloister built by Dr John Chamber the last Dean of the College. | C. Small Chapel. | D. Under-croft of St Stephen's Chapel."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.22448
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | plan (formal concept)
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | London | Palace of Westminster | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:55002
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