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image SM 62/4/3

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SM 62/4/3


Survey of temporary buildings in the Cotton Garden for the coronation of George III (Copy)


Plan of Temporary Sheds in Cotton Garden / for the Coronation of George the 3rd


bar scale of 7/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, No 7, labelled: Stoves, King's Kitchen, Open for / Coals, Boiling Kitchen, Cold Kitchen, Roasting Kitchen, Fish and Soups, Stoves (twice), Cook's Room (twice), Made Dishes, Pastry, Butchery, Butter / & Eggs, Bake House, Area, Sheds for Charcoal & Wood, Poultry, Larder, Fish, Scullery and dimensions given

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Pen, sepia, yellow and blue washes, pricked for transfer within a single-ruled border on wove paper (480 x 461)


J Budgen / 1813


At the coronation of James II, 1,445 dishes of food were served up in the course of the banquet while at the coronation of George IV, some 2,000 guests were received in Westminster Hall for the celebratory dinner. The provision of extra kitchens was a necessity. This drawing shows the temporary (yet extensive) kitchens that were erected in the Cotton Garden for George III's coronation.



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