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In brown ink in unidentified hand, beneath scale bar, East Front of Queen Mary's Court; Front struck out in pencil in C19 hand and changed to side, and facing WEST added at end; and with numbering on scale bar; and in ink in C19 hand at top right, 33.
Signed and dated
Undated but datable 1735
Medium and dimensions
Pen and grey ink over graphite under-drawing, with grey wash; on laid paper, laid down; 340 x 477
Unidentified hand in office of Thomas Ripley
The courtyard elevation of the east range of Queen Mary's Court is identical in design to the east-facing elevation (the inscription at the bottom of the sheet is in error). The only differences are in details of the elevation: the omission of dressings around the windows of the central pavilion, the introduction of a Diocletian window in the pediment, and the absence of basement doors in the flanking ranges. Ripley's source for his central feature may have been Palladio's Villa Godi, which has a three-bay arched loggia and a roof gable that rises above the slopes on each side (see Quattro Libri, Book II, p. 65).
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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