Drawn scale: 1 foot to just under 1 inch, or 24.5mm (4 feet to 3 15/16 inch)
In ink by George Dance at bottom right, Gd, and to right by a C19 hand, (54), altered from 55.
Signed and dated
Undated, but probably c.1693-94
Medium and dimensions
Pen and brown ink over graphite under-drawing, with warm grey wash and some additions in graphite, including scale bar; on laid paper; two small areas of pinkish-brown staining at top of sheet; 428 x 290
The design is to the same scale as the other four in this group (110/54, 56, 57), and the door opening is the same size as 1, above (110/57). As the King's Bedchamber is the only room in the suite of apartments with 4-feet-wide door openings, it could either be an alternative for 110/57, or a design for the doorcase to the opening at the rear of the room, connecting with the Gallery (used by William as a Council Chamber). The height of the dado rail is the same as for 110/54 and 57. Only the King's Bedchamber had 4-feet-wide door openings and dado rails 2 feet 6 inches high.The design has a similar canted console to that on 110/54. The spatial relationship between the door frame and outer architrave is the same as on 110/57. However, the door frame and overall frame width architrave are both narrower on this design (5 inches and 9 ½ inches compared with 6 ½ and 11 inches) and the door surround is also simpler than 110/57. This could indicate that it was intended for the less prominent rear door opening. The scale bar divisions are like those on 110/66, that is, a foot divided into quarters, with a longer stroke on the half division.
Wren Society, IV, pl. 41, top right
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