10 feet to 1 9/32 inches (drawn scale)
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
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
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).
Wren Society, XII, pl. 37.
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