10 feet to 7/16 inch approx.
In pen and brown ink on the left side of the plan and sheet, with many dimensions and calculations; and in pencil by C18-19 hand below plan, Plan of a Design for a Palace at S.t James's. N.o 3
Signed and dated
Medium and dimensions
Pen and grey ink over pencil under drawing, with sketched alterations in pencil, on single large sheet with central fold and C19 wove paper patch repairs on verso; 545 x 760, with large tear in top left-hand corner
Strasbourg Lily / LVG = IHS IVILLEDARY
The plan corresponds to the ground-floor plan, 2, in every respect. On the elevation to the park the Venetian windows in the intermediate pavilions are repeated at first-floor level and little variety appears to be offered in the central pavilion. This has an applied portico with four giant pilasters, each 4 feet wide (and so presumably 40 feet high), and single recessed bays each side. Like the ground-floor plan, this scheme ignores Inigo Jones's Queen's Chapel, and proposes a new chapel on the eastern side of the east wing on the main cross axis.
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