Design for the throne and its surrounding canopy, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London: plan, elevations, section and details

RIBApix ref no RIBA98137
Architect/DesignerPugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812-1852)
Artist/PhotographerPugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812-1852)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1858
Image Date1836
ViewInterior
ViewPlan
StyleGothic Revival
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSA54/2
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing dates from Pugin's second period of collaboration with Barry, from August 1836 to March 1837, during the preparation needed to make a detailed estimate of Barry's revised design of 1836. This drawing almost certainly dates from 1836 because the royal coat of arms on the back of the throne indicates it was made during the reign of William IV. The final design for the elevation of the throne end of the House of Lords (made 8 years later) has few similarities with this scheme. These drawings, presented in 1938 by Caryl Arthur Ransome Barry (Barry’s great-grandson), would appear to be those kept by the family to prove Barry's authorship of the design in the dispute between his heirs and those of A. W. N. Pugin.

Subject tags

parliament buildings, interior decoration, thrones