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image SM 36/3/4

Reference number

SM 36/3/4

Purpose

[7] Finished drawing of the attic (second) storey of the Privy Court (state apartments)

Aspect

Plan, at second-floor level

Scale

Just over 20 feet to 1 inch

Inscribed

In brown ink at top of sheet, Attic storey of Hampton Court Palace -- .

Signed and dated

Undated, but datable c.1724

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink with grey wash over graphite under-drawing Thick laid paper 630 X 450

Hand

Unidentified draughtsman working under Thomas Fort

Watermark

D & C BLAU / IV

Notes

This drawing belongs with the unfinished preparatory drawing of the first-floor of the palace as a whole (36/3/3). It is a companion to the neat presentation drawing of the first-floor of the state apartments at the National Archives (PRO Work 4/2; Thurley, fig. 258). It is the earliest known plan of the completed state apartments at this level.

Literature

Thurley, Hampton Court, p. 266

Level

Drawing

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