1896 Print over 100 years old Houses of Parliament


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a brown frame and mount. Also available in either
a gold frame or a black frame, your choice.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm.  RL.188.

Entitled – Houses of Parliament.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Houses of Parliament. – Elsewhere we have remarked that the Houses of Parliament offer to their respective members all the advantages of a high-class club, together with much additional prestige.

It is not, perhaps, generally known that there is provided for the convenience of members of the House of Commons a truly magnificent suite of apartments – dressing-rooms, a cosy smoking-room, a luxurious drawing-room, a splendidly equipped library (a view whereof we have already shown), and a remarkably comfortable dining-room, of which a view is reproduced on this page, and which may well take unto itself the title of a “model restaurant.”

Thus the member of Parliament who does not take politics too seriously can luxuriate at his ease in the Palace of Westminster.

If he has northing else to do, he can proceed to the House of Commons after lunch, at about three o’clock;  and if he is a little anxious to see what business is in progress in the Chamber itself, he may quietly slip into his place and remain there for an hour or so.

He will then probably adjourn to the cosy dining-room depicted in this view, feeling sure of first-class cuisine and service, the arrangements therefor being controlled by some of his brother legislators, who in their corporate capacity are styled the Kitchen Committee.

These same gentlemen, by the way, are perpetually devising some new comfort for the convenience of members of Parliament.

This dining-room presents a very animated spectacle of an evening when the House is sitting.

At such times, members of every shade of political opinion may be seen seated at the tables engaged in earnest conversation – criticising, planning obstruction, and making arrangements for potential coups d’etat.

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Additional information

Weight4.41 kg
Dimensions60 × 50 × 6 cm