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Survey of London Monograph 14, the Queen's House, Greenwich

By George H Chettle. A dscription of the house begun by James I in 1616 for Anne of Denmark, and completed in 1639-40.

Survey of London. Originally published by Guild & School of Handicraft, London, 1937.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Frontispiece
Members of the Survey Committee 3-5
Description of the plates 7-12
Illustrations in the Text 12
Acknowledgment 13
Heraldic illustrations 14
Preface 15
Introduction: Greenwich before the building of the Queen's House 16-24
The history of the Queen's House: To 1678 25-47
The history of the Queen's House: From 1689 47-58
Architectural description 59-83
Appendix 1: Dates of important events 84-88
Appendix 2: Ceiling paintings at Marlborough House 89-91
Appendix 3: The decoration of the Queen's Cabinet 92-96
Appendix 4: Extracts from the building accounts 97-113
Index 115-124
Plate 1: Portrait of Inigo Jones 1
Plate 2: Portrait of James I 2
Plate 3: Portrait of Anne of Denmark 3
Plate 4: Portrait of Charles I 4
Plate 5: Portrait of Henrietta Maria 5
Plate 6: Views of Greenwich Palace in 1558 6
Plate 7: Greenwich Palace in the reign of James I 7
Plate 8: Greenwich Palace in the time of Charles I 8
Plate 9: Charles I and his court 9
Plate 10: The Queen's House, by Hollar 10
Plate 11: Greenwich Palace, c.1680 11
Plate 12: Greenwich Palace, c.1699 12
Plate 13: Greenwich Hospital and Park (Kip) 13
Plate 14: The Queen's House in 1635 14
Plate 15: South front as in 1635 15
Plate 16: East front as in 1635 16
Plate 17: Inigo Jones drawing for a chimney-piece 17
Plate 18: Inigo Jones drawings for a chimney-piece 18
Plate 19: Window in Arundel House 19
Plate 20: Sketch plans for 1661 additions 20
Plate 21: Ground plan c.1661 21
Plate 22: Survey of Greenwich Palace, c.1694 22
Plate 23: Ground plan showing colonnades 23
Plate 24: Ground plan, c.1710 24
Plate 25: Survey from eighteenth century 25
Plate 26: Greenwich Hospital School, 1844 26
Plate 27: Ground and first floor plans, 1933 27
Plate 28: Elevations and section, 1933 28
Plate 29: Plans, 1936 29
Plate 30: Section, 1935 30
Plate 31: North front in 1933 31
Plate 32: North front in 1937 32
Plate 33: South front in 1926 33
Plate 34: South front in 1936 34
Plate 35: View from south-west, 1933 35
Plate 36: View from Greenwich Park, 1933 36
Plate 37: Interior of hall in 1929 37
Plate 38: Interior of hall, 1933 38
Plate 39: Gallery round hall, 1935 39
Plate 40: Gallery round the hall, detail 40
Plate 41: Interior of hall, 1935 41
Plate 42: Interior of hall, 1937 42
Plate 43: Plan of hall ceiling 43
Plate 44: Detail of hall ceiling 44
Plate 45: Detail of hall ceiling 45
Plate 46: Detail of hall ceiling 46
Plate 47: Detail of hall ceiling 47
Plate 48: Detail of hall ceiling 48
Plate 49: Detail of hall ceiling 49
Plate 50: Gallery round the hall, details 50
Plate 51: Gallery round the hall, details 51
Plate 52: Circular staircase 52
Plate 53: Circular staircase 53
Plate 54: Circular staircase 54
Plate 55: Circular staircase 55
Plate 56: The Orangery 56
Plate 57: South-west room, ground floor 57
Plate 58: The Queen's Cabinet; ceiling 58
Plate 59: The Queen's Cabinet; ceiling 59
Plate 60: The Queen's Cabinet; ceiling 60
Plate 61: "Cabinet room" 61
Plate 62: "Cabinet room" 62
Plate 63: "Cabinet room" 63
Plate 64: "Cabinet room", ceiling 64
Plate 65: East bridge room, ceiling 65
Plate 66: East bridge room, ceiling 66
Plate 67: East bridge room, ceiling 67
Plate 68: The Loggia 68
Plate 69: The Loggia, details 69
Plate 70: Doors on first floor 70
Plate 71: Doors on first floor 71
Plate 72: Ceiling over south staircase 72
Plate 73: West bridge room, ceiling 73
Plate 74: West bridge room, ceiling 74
Plate 75: West bridge room, ceiling 75
Plate 76: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 76
Plate 77: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 77
Plate 78: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 78
Plate 79: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 79
Plate 80: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 80
Plate 81: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 81
Plate 82: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 82
Plate 83: The Queen's bedroom, ceiling 83
Plate 84: General details 84