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Reference number

SM 40/4/7


[20] Design for the new building




bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot


as above, William Adair Jackson Esqr / Fountain Court, labelled: Court and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 12 July 1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 12th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, blue and yellow ochre washes, partly pricked for transfer with double ruled sepia wash border on wove paper (503 x 714)


Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil February 1802 - December 1809.


1801 / J Whatman


This section corresponds with drawings [11]-[13]. The viewer looks towards the rear of the building with, to the left, warehouses on either side of the court, and the counting houses and toplit staircase to the right. The part containing the counting houses has an additional attic storey.



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