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image SM volume 109/38

Reference number

SM volume 109/38

Purpose

[12/31] Elevation of the completed design for the courtyard elevation of the south range of Queen Mary's Court, omitting the colonnade on the west side

Aspect

Elevation

Scale

10 feet to just under 17/20 inches

Inscribed

In brown ink in unidentified hand, beneath scale bar, South Front in Queen Mary's Court.; and in grey ink with numbering on scale bar; and in C19 hand at top right, 38.

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; 350 x 481

Hand

unidentified hand in office of Thomas Ripley

Watermark

Strasbourg Lily / 4 (same as 109/37)

Notes

The elevation adopts the detailing of the window surrounds and continuous impost course found on the south wall elevation of the chapel, and shown at a preparatory stage in the two large-scale detailed designs, [12/12 and 13]. The other notable change to the design of the south range of King William's Court is in the treatment of the ground floor as a rusticated podium. There is now a clear demarcation, through floor bands and contrasting wall treatment, between this floor and the one above.

Literature

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, and fig. 27.

Level

Drawing

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