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image SM 37/3/12

Reference number

SM 37/3/12

Purpose

[73] Duplicate survey, Court of Exchequer, 22 March 1823

Aspect

Plan of the main (first) floor and furnishings of the Court of Exchequer, with furnishings, and preliminary sketches (in pencil)

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Court of the Exchequer at Westminster. / The part tinted red is / 5' : 0" higher than the floor / of the Court. / desk (x 3) / Pri[soner']s Seat / Seat (x 13) / Table (x 2) (pencil) annotations dimensions given

Signed and dated

22nd: March 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of ochre, burnt sienna and pink, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (541 x 376)

Hand

Possibly Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 22 March 1823 notes that Arthur Mee was About drawings of the / Courts at Westminster.
Possibly Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 22 March 1823 notes that Charles Papendiek was About drawings of the / Courts at Westminster.
Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 22 March 1823 notes that Stephen Burchell was Drawing Plan of a / Court of justice.

Verso

ruled lines (pencil)

Notes

This drawing is a copy of SM 37/3/13, without the latter's pencil annotations, but with preliminary sketches (in pencil) for an area around the Court room furnishings which approximately corresponds with the area of this Court in the New Law Courts.

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Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation. This catalogue of Soane’s designs for the New Law Courts was generously funded by The Worshipful Company of Mercers and The Pilgrim Trust.

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