About 10 feet to 4/5 inch, that is about 12 ½ feet to 1 inch
In pen and brown ink in C18 hand beneath central portico, Part of Gree[n]wich Hospital; and with many notes of dimensions, including, at bottom right of portico, 8 should be; and in same hand in faint graphite, to left of C18 title, 293 foot
Signed and dated
- Undated, but probably dating to 1712, and certainly in period 1705-12
Medium and dimensions
Pen and brown ink with grey wash over graphite under-drawing; on laid paper, with central vertical fold through left-centre bay; 169 x 585.
Top of small fleur-de-lis (rest cut off) at top right side of sheet
This drawing was probably prepared at the time of the decision in 1711-12 to rebuild the north pavilion of the base wing to match the north pavilion of King Charles II Building. On 15 November 1711, at a meeting of the 'Generall Court', the Directors decided that when work recommenced 'the first Building shall be by taking down the Pavilion of brick at the North-West angle, and building it up with stone, in the manner as the adjoining Pavilion built by King Charles, and as expressed in the perspective before mentioned'. By 8 May 1712, the design work had progressed far enough for the Directors to request the 'Estimate and Charge for altering and rebuilding the N.W. Brick pavilion of the Bass Wing, as ordered last Generall Court' (Wren Society, VI, pp. 65).The drawing forms a pair with John James's elevation of the extended north elevation [10/2] and is attributed to him on the basis of the hand of the inscriptions and the extreme precision of the outline pen technique (see [8/7-8]).
Wren Society, pl. 20
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