bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot
as above, labelled: The dimensions of the Cornice / and Battlements to be taken / from the present high Building, eql (3 times), E (twice), (E. E. See Cast full size at L.I.F.), F (twice), The same Ornament / as at F, A, C, D and dimensions and (pencil) calculations given
Signed and dated
- 3 October 1822
October 3d 1822
Medium and dimensions
Pen, pencil, sepia and pink washes on wove paper with four fold marks (681 x 580), two large tears
The porte-cochère was not added to the design until September 1822, after work on site had commenced, at the command of the King. He later demanded that it be 'more enriched' (King's Works, VI, p. 521). C. Hiort, Soane's assistant, was sent out to measure the State Carriage on 11 September (see SM 37/2/14) and other designs that do not survive were made between the 11th and the 15th.
The porte-cochère is in the same Gothic style as the arcaded part of the Royal Entrance and has the same ornamentation ('as at F') as well as motifs copied from full-sized casts (lettered 'E'), presumably belonging to Soane at Lincoln's Inn Fields, although unidentified. The dimensions of the cornice and battlements are taken from 'the present high building' - whether this was the part of the entrance already executed or part of Wyatt's existing building is unclear.
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