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image SM 37/3/30

Reference number

SM 37/3/30

Purpose

[120] Preliminary survey, Sessions House, Clerkenwell, 24 May 1821

Aspect

Plan of the main floor of the Sessions House, Clerkenwell, with furnishings

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

Plan of the Court of the Sessions House / Clerkenwell / Step / [_] / desk (x 4) / Table / wall / Fixed, Table / coin [_] / step / Jury / wall / 18 steps / Passage / Fixed Bar / step dimensions given

Signed and dated

24th. May 1821

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on laid paper (202 x 322)

Hand

Possibly Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entries for 24 May 1821 note that Arthur Mee and Charles Papendiek were Taking [a] plan of the / Court of the Sessions House / Clerkenwell.
Possibly Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835), draughtsman
The Day Book entries for 24 May 1821 note that Arthur Mee and Charles Papendiek were Taking [a] plan of the / Court of the Sessions House / Clerkenwell.

Watermark

Britannia in an oval topped by St Edward's Crown

Literature

Sawyer, 1999: p. 500; footnote 1471

Level

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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