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image SM volume 109/16

Reference number

SM volume 109/16

Purpose

[11/8] Plan of the first (Second) floor of King Charles II Court, illustrating the layout of cabins

Aspect

First-floor plan

Scale

20 feet to 1 inch

Inscribed

In ink at top centre, King Charles 2:d Court, and below to right, The Second Floor; and with numbered scale bar; and at top right (top left of volume), 16.

Signed and dated

Undated, but datable 1727-28

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink over graphite under-drawing, with grey wash; brown ink for titles, and for the inner staircases on the plan on laid paper,laid down. 500 x 370.

Hand

Unidentified hand, possibly that of John James

Watermark

Strasbourg Lily / LVG

Notes

This drawing is correctly placed before 109/15 in the volume ([11/7]), but numbered 109/16, even though it is for the first floor of the building (Second Floor in 18th-century parlance), beneath the attic (Mezzanine). The nineteenth century indexer probably mistook 'mezzanine' for the floor above between the ground and first floors. The drawing is closely based on a plan by Hawksmoor in the National Maritime Museum (Wren Society, VI, pl. 19, top right).

Literature

Not in Wren Society

Level

Drawing

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