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Perspective view of the old Palace of Westminster

A reconstructed perspective drawing by Brewer giving a detailed description of the Old Palace in the time of Henry VIII. Seen from the east, from the south entrance on the left to the clock tower in New Palace Yard on the right. Westminster Abbey, St Margaret's and the Holbein Gateway in the background. Published by The Builder magazine in 1884.


Perspective view of the old Palace of Westminster in the reign of Henry VIII


H J Brewer - draughtsman


1884 (published)


Pen and ink drawing on paper


Height 43.2cm, Width 68.6cm (unframed)

Catalogue number

WOA 82