bar scale of 1/14 inch to 1 foot
as above, The Parts colored Black shew the / Walls of the old Opera House. / The Parts colored lighter shew the / appendages to the old Opera house. / The Part colored Blue shews the / Premises purchased of Messrs / Dayrell by Mr Taylor in June 1790 // The Parts colored red shew the Walls / of the new Opera House, A. This Wall is nearly situated as shewn / in this Plan, plan labelled N, S, E, W, Market Lane, Haymarket, Union Court, dimensions and calcualtions given
Signed and dated
Albion Place Novr 1790
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen and black, grey and pink washes, within double-ruled black wash border on laid paper (590 x 470)
Portal & Bridges and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche with GR below
The new theatre, shown in pink wash, has a proscenium arch measuring 43 feet 5 inches wide. The theatre is 75 feet 3 inches deep, from the procsenium to the furthest box. The building itself is 168 feet by 92 feet 4 inches and sits behind a symmetrical curtain wall facing Market Lane. The narrow entrance front of the old theatre is shown unaltered, perhaps indicating that it was preserved in the fire.
On 24 November Soane visited Mr Richards and left with him two 'fair plans' of the opera house in Haymarket (Journal No 1).
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