The Commons Petitioning Queen Elizabeth to ... - UK Parliament
The paintings subtitle reads "with this ring I was wedded to the realm". Queen Elizabeth appears in motion whilst the other figures remain still making for a typically theatrical painting by Solomon.\n Solomon was commissioned to paint this canvas by Lord Swaythling who appears in the image. Other major parliamentary figures of the period also appear such as, Viscount Ulswater, Viscount ...
Artwork - The Lords and Commons presenting ... - UK Parliament
Part of the commission of the fresco on the walls joining the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It was sought to focus on and celebrate heroic action on the part of Royalists and parliamentarians and most of the subjects chosen represent success of groups and individuals over dictatorial regimes: \'The corridors which join the two Houses might properly be decorated with paintings ...
Artwork - Prince Albert - UK Parliament
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Artwork - The House of Commons in Session - UK Parliament
Pre-1834 interior of the House of Commons when it was situated in the medieval chapel of St. Stephen\'s where the House of Commons had sat since 1547. This painting shows the galleries designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The Speaker depicted is believed to be Richard Onslow i. The arms of Queen Anne are shown above the Speakers chair.\n
Artwork - William \'Memory\' Woodfall - UK Parliament
This is a version of the painting by Beach in the National Portrait gallery collection. Woodfall became known as the farther of Modern parliamentary reporting. He was the printer and editor of The Morning Chronicle and then produced his own paper, The diary. He undertook to write detailed accounts of the proceedings of parliament the same night, and his ability to remember information without ...
Artwork - The Destruction of the Houses of Lords and ...
This lithograph shows the Houses of Parliament ablaze on 16 October 1834. The subtitle proudly states that it was 'Drawn on stone by William Heath from a sketch taken by him by the light of the Flames, at the end of Abingdon Street'. Heath's sketch was probably made sometime after 8pm on the night of the fire, the light from which was so bright that in the dark it was possible to read the ...
Moses Bringing Down the Second Tables of ... - UK Parliament
This water glass painting by John Rodger Herbert depicts Moses bringing down the second tables of the Law. These Tablets of stone in the bible are two special stones that have the Law (the Ten Commandments) written on them and were given to Moses by God. In the bible two sets of these stones exist. This Image shows Moses coming down from Mount Sinai carrying the second set of tablets.
Artwork - Venice in about 1951 - UK Parliament
Artwork - Venice in about 1951. Search collection. Advanced search. Print (opens in a new window) Share this page. Tweet. Title: Venice in about 1951; Artist: Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; Medium: Oil painting; Catalogue number: WOA 1600; Description: Painting by Winston Churchill, Prime Minister showing a view of Venice in about 1951. It shows the Rialto Bridge in the distance from the ...
Artwork - William Pitt - UK Parliament
Artwork - William Pitt. Search collection. Advanced search. Print (opens in a new window) Share this page. Tweet. Title: William Pitt; Artist: William Pitt (the Younger) After original by: Mr John Hoppner; Medium: Oil painting; Dimensions: 68.6cm (h) x 57.2cm (w) x - (d) x - (dia) Categories: Portraits; Catalogue number: WOA 647; Description: This painting is a variation of John Hoppner\'s ...
Artwork - King John assents to the Magna Carta 1215 - UK ...
King John confronted by his barons assembled in force at Runnymede, gives unwilling assent to Magna Carta, the foundation of justice and individual freedom in England.\n An initial suggestion for the panels in St Stephen\'s Hall was made by Sir Charles Barry in 1843 for \'Great domestic events in British history\'. The scheme never went ahead despite Daniel Maclise being commissioned in 1857.
Artwork - The Painted Chamber, 1799 - UK Parliament
Capon executed many finely observed watercolours of the old Palace of Westminster. Inspired by a strong antiquarian interest, these works provide an invaluable record of the interior detailing of these medieval and later buildings, which no longer exist. Originally the Kings Great Chamber at the Palace of Westminster, used for ceremonies in connection with the State Opening of Parliament prior ...
Artwork - \'I was a child of the House of Commons\'\n - UK ...
Title: \'I was a child of the House of Commons\'\n; Artist: Curtis Hooper Sarah Churchill; Medium: Print Planographic photomechanical print; Dimensions: 86.9cm (h) x 56.7cm (w) x - (d) x - (dia) Catalogue number: WOA 1922; Description: This print is from a series made in the 1970s by the US-based English artist Curtis Hooper. For each print in the series, titled \'A Visual Philosophy of Sir ...
Artwork - Marble hall, Petworth, Sussex - UK Parliament
The Marble Hall at Petworth was part of a major remodeling and building programme carried out at the house between 1688 and 1693 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, known as the \'proud Duke\'. Dutch and French baroque, unusual at this period in England, are the main influences behind the architectural detailing of the interior, suggesting the involvement of Daniel Marot.
Artwork - The Bill of Rights, 1688 - UK Parliament
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Artwork - Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee - UK Parliament
Title: Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee Artist: Ivor Roberts-Jones Date: 1978-- Medium: Fully-rounded cast Catalogue number: WOA S69 Description: Erected by parliamentary vote in 1979, at the unveiling of this statue Lord Shinwill of Easington described it as \'a complete justification of his efforts as Parliamentarian, as soldier and as leader of one of the great political parties and as Prime ...
Artwork - Sir Robert Walpole - UK Parliament
Title: Sir Robert Walpole; Artist: Stephen Slaughter; Date: 1742--Medium: Oil painting; Categories: Portraits; Catalogue number: WOA 2748; Description: This painting relates to an earlier double portrait by Slaughter of Walpole and his secretary Henry Legg (1740). Walpole\'s pose is identical in both, apart from the sitter\'s left hand. He is shown seated in the robes of Chancellor of the ...
Artwork - THOMAS, 4th EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON, K.G., LORD HIGH ...
Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (1607 - 67), Lord High Treasurer.\n
Artwork - Tony Blair - UK Parliament
The only formal portrait of Tony Blair to be painted whilst he was Prime Minister. It was commissioned by the Speaker\'s Advisory Committee on Works of Art in the House of Commons. The sittings took place at Chequers shortly before he left office in June 2007. \n \n Tony Blair served as Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007, and became Leader of the Labour Party in July 1994 ...
Artwork - William Wilberforce MP - UK Parliament
Richmond recalls \'it was a turning point in my professional life and made me largely known to a wide circle of excellent people, the friends and admirers of William Wilberforce\'. The artist captures the frailty and certain coyness or modesty of Wilberforce. It is a sympathetic and fondly executed portrait of an intelligent, unassuming man.\n Wilberforce was the foremost campaigner in ...
Artwork - Baroness Williams of Crosby - UK Parliament
Victoria Russell trained at central St Martins and the Royal Academy and went on to win first prize at the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 2000. Amongst her portrait work have been commissions of Baroness Usha Kumari Prasha, the Queen of Denmark HM Margrethe II, Fiona Shaw and Baroness Onora O\'Neil. It took five months to complete the Baroness Williams portrait, which ...