The House of Commons
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Signed in brown ink, lower left: "J Th". 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, centre right: "[...] Thornhill"; in brown ink, lower right: "13 | 14 | 15 |16 |17 |18 |19 | 20 | 21 | 22"; in brown ink, centre right: "[?] AD. 1731"; each figure numbered in brown ink on the drawing; inscribed in graphite lower centre: "Original Sketch by Sr Js Thornhill of the | Picture of the House of Commons painting [lies] | now at Clandon".
Medium: Pen and brown ink and brown wash with graphite
Credit Line: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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