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image SM volume 111/32

Reference number

SM volume 111/32

Purpose

Finished or presentation design for a 15-bay house with two shallow-projecting end pavilions (reduced scheme)

Aspect

5 Plan at raised ground-floor level

Scale

10 feet to 1 9/32 inches (drawn scale)

Inscribed

On verso, by William Talman, in pencil, in centre of sheet, Duke of Newcastle, and below, by John Talman, also in pencil, Plan to Elevation ◊[motif of square framing diamond, with diagonal strokes at angles (as on verso of elevation 111/27, to which this inscription refers)].

Signed and dated

  • c.1702-03

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink with grey wash, but with brown ink for dotted lines of ceiling plans, and for scale bar; on laid paper, 329 x 552

Hand

William Talman

Watermark

Strasbourg bend

Notes

This plan appears to be a revision of the scheme in 2, above, and corresponds with the elevation at 6, below (111/27). It is a more compact and version of 111/28, with the secondary stairs moved to the centres of the flank walls. The plan has been reduced in depth and length, the flanks walls being five windows deep rather than nine, and the end pavilions shallower. The scale bar, in brown ink, with triple ruled lines and fleur-de-lys motifs at the 10- and 50-feet divisions, is characteristic of Talman's hand (111/22).

Literature

Wren Society, XII, pl. 37.

Level

Drawing

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