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Reference number

SM (6) 1/2/3 (7) 1/2/4 (8) 1/2/5

Purpose

Designs for balustrades and the north side of the Garden Court, by Robert Taylor, c. 1782 (3)

Aspect

6 Elevation of a balustrade supported on brackets 7 Elevation of a balustrade supported on columns 8 Elevation of the Garden Court façade of the Court and Committee Room

Scale

(6-8) to a scale

Inscribed

8 as above and (Bailey) as designed by Sir Robert Taylor

Signed and dated

c. 1782

Medium and dimensions

(6) Pen and wash, on laid paper (195 x 301) (7-8) pen and wash, within double ruled border, on laid paper (205 x 354, 338 x 527)

Hand

(6-8) Taylor office

Watermark

(6) crowned GR between two olive branches (7) IV (8) crowned fleur-de-lis, and GR below

Notes

Drawing 8 shows the south elevation of the Court Room and Committee Room. Marcus Binney writes that the rooms date from 1767 but in the 1780s their façade became the north wall of the new Garden Court. The colonnade motif and Venetian windows were continued on the other Court-side elevations

Literature

M. Binney, Sir Robert Taylor, 1984, p.73

Level

Drawing

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