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image SM 37/1/2

Reference number

SM 37/1/2

Purpose

[106] Record drawing, The Stone Building, 2 October 1822

Aspect

Elevation of the central block of The Stone Building looking east from St Margaret's Street

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Elevation of the Stone Building in S[ain]t. Margaret's Street; / traced from a Drawing at His Majesty's Office of Works - dimensions given

Signed and dated

October 2d. 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on tracing paper (226 x 203) affixed with red wax on laid paper (248 x 249)

Hand

John William Hiort (1772 - 1861), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 2 October 1822 notes that John Hiort was Copying Elevations for / new Buildings.

Watermark

J Green / 1821

Notes

The inscription on this drawing makes clear it is a copy from existing drawings in the Office of Works' own holdings. SM 37/1/5 gives The Stone Building's complete elevation to St Margaret's Street, dated 20 September 1793. The latter was prepared for an entirely different scheme to that of the Law Courts.

Literature

Williams (1953): pl. 15.

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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