Artwork - The House of Commons in Session

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  • Title: The House of Commons in Session
  • Artist: Peter Tillemans
  • Date: 1709 - 1714 [Date painted]
  • Medium: Oil painting
  • Dimensions: 137.2cm (h) x 123.2cm (w)
  • Categories: Buildings, Events
  • Catalogue number: WOA 2737
  • Description: 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.

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