Just under 20 feet to 1 inch
In brown ink by unidentified hand, at top, Attic Storey of Queen Mary's Court. / Private men 263; and in centre of plan, In base Story - - 144 / In Principal Story - - 248 / In Half Story - - 248 / In Attick Story - - 265 / ---- / 905; and below: Boys - - 200 / ---- / Men and Boys in all 1105 / And two Appartments for the Master & Assistant; and in C19 hand at top and bottom of right side of sheet, 26.
Signed and dated
- Undated, but datable c.1735
Medium and dimensions
Pen and grey ink over graphite under-drawing, with grey wash; brown ink for inscriptions; on laid paper, laid down, trimmed at top (when pasted in volume?) and with reinforcing backing strip on right edge (top of volume); 503 x 347
Unidentified hand in office of Thomas Ripley
The total number of men given in the legend (905) falls short of the actual number from a count of the cubicles on the plans of all four levels, but only by 40 (865). The shortfalls are only at basement and principal floor levels and they are nowhere near as great as the shortfalls on the King William's Court plan (411 compared with 522; see Notes on [12/21]). The apartments for the Master and his Assistant would probably have been in heated rooms either side of the entrance of the basement story of the building (see [12/16]).
Axel Klausmeier, Thomas Ripley, Architekt: Fallstudie einer Karriere im Royal Office of the King's Works im Zeitalter des Neopalladianismus, Frankfurt am Main, 2000, pp. 113-24 Not in Wren Society
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