Sketch for Peers' War Memorial goes on display

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02 November 2018

To coincide with centenary of the end of the First World War, a sketch for the Peers' War Memorial by John Tweed (1869-1933) is currently on display in the Royal Gallery, House of Lords.

Tweed's plan for the Peers' War Memorial underwent a number of changes after it was commissioned by the House of Lords following the end of the First World War.

This sketch is probably one of Tweed's first designs that shows the memorial in more or less its final form, with a youth offering up his sword to his country.

The completed memorial, unveiled in 1932, originally stood in the Royal Gallery. It was removed after the Second World War and now stands in Black Rod's Garden.

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The sketch will be on display in the Royal Gallery until Thursday 20 December 2018 and can be seen by visitors taking tours of the Houses of Parliament.

Further information

Images: John Tweed, Sketch for the Peers' War Memorial, pen, 1926 (Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA 7628) & John Tweed, The Peers' War Memorial, bronze and Portland stone, 1932 (Parliamentary Art Collection WOA S266).

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