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image SM 37/2/14

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SM 37/2/14


Survey drawing of the State Carriage, 11 September 1822


Elevation View of the back of / His Majesty's State Carriage set in rough (pencil) Gothic arch


as above, Entire width of the Carriage / when both doors are open is 11ft 2in, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 11 September 1822
    Sep 11 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and red pen on laid paper (325 x 204) affixed at the corners to a sheet of wove paper (524 x 328)


C. Hiort (ND, assistant 1822-23)


lion holding staff and arrows within crowned oval


Hiort's drawing of the State Carriage with dimensions relates to the King's request for Soane to add a porte-cochère to the new Royal Entrance. The carriage is shown underneath a Gothic arch (rough pencil) and, according to a note on the drawing, the entire width with both doors open is 11'2''. A later drawing, SM 71/2/77, shows the moment of the arrival of the State Carriage in the porte-cochère.



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