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Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726)

St James's Palace: 'Apartment for the King adjoining the old house, based on an overall layout' 1714

RCIN 926303

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St James’s Palace was the early Hanoverians’ principal London residence. This survey plan records the layout of the building’s first floor around 1714, and advertises a modest extension to the south wing. Vanbrugh’s architectural design forms part of a larger set of proposals for St James’s, none of which came to fruition. Vanbrugh has included a small flap at top right so alternative schemes can be presented on the same sheet. Probably made for presentation to George I Cat. 22