The chairs are set out as for prayers; the shell is absent; the bust of Busby now on the Grand Staircase is at the far end; there is a desk and blackboard in the left foreground; two boys are on the right in the middle-ground.
Framed pencil drawing of Westminster Abbey and Dean's Yard from the South West. Label on reverse of the original mount at purchase stated: "Paul Sandby - 1725-1809 Westminster abbey and Dean's Yard from the South West. Pencil. Pencil 'F' mark Ex. Coll. Admiral Sir James Hawkins-Whilshed 1762-1849 Purchased: Sotheby's 14/4/1994."
Distant view of the Abbey from Tothill Street; in the background right centre can be seen Hawksmoor's West Towers of the Abbey, in front of them lies the end of Tothill Street; on the north side of the street we see a 17th century shop and an 18th century shop with three bays and a four storey building of 18th century shops of eight bays; on the south side we can see a butcher's shop and a three bayed 18th century building with dormer windows; there are numerous frequenting chambermaids looking out of the top windows; shoppers and travellers stand in the street while a cart makes deliveries to the butcher.