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  • image SM volume 109/15

Reference number

SM volume 109/15


[11/7] Plan of the second (Mezzanine) floor of King Charles II Court, illustrating the layout of cabins.


Second-floor plan


Just under 10 feet to 1 inch


In ink at top centre, King Charles 2:d Court, and below to right, The Mezzanine Floor; and below plan with numbered scale; and at top right (top left in volume), 15

Signed and dated

  • Undated, but datable 1727-28

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink over graphite under-drawing, with grey wash; inscribed in brown ink; laid paper, laid down; 498 X 345


Unidentified draughtsman, possibly John James




The nineteenth-century indexer of this drawing probably assumed that the Mezzanine floor was between the ground and first floors, and therefore numbered this drawing 15, after the ground floor, number 14. In fact the plan shows the floor above the first (at [11/8]). The drawing is closely based on Hawksmoor's plan at the National Maritime Museum (Wren Society, VI, pl. 19, top right).


Not in Wren Society



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