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SM 62/7/7


[6] Survey of the Vice Chamberlain's Apartments, 29 January 1824


Plans of the Vice Chamberlains Apartments at Windsor Castle


bar scale of 3/4 inch to 10 feet


as above

Signed and dated

  • 29 January 1824
    Jany 29th 1823 (sic - 1824)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes pricked for transfer within eight ruled sepia and black wash border on wove paper (530 x 742)


David Mocatta


The date of 'Jany 29th 1823' appears to have been miswritten - all of the other drawings for Windsor Castle made in Soane's Office are dated '1824'. The Vice Chamberlain's Apartments were in the south range of the Castle. The lower plan is for the ground floor and the upper plan is for the principal floor. This drawing includes a design for a new chimneypiece (in pink wash) on the principal floor. This is the only known design suggestion to have been made by Soane for Windsor Castle.



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