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image SM 37/1/8

Reference number

SM 37/1/8

Purpose

[14] Survey, Westminster Hall, 19 September 1822

Aspect

Section through the west wall of Westminster Hall, at the entrance to the Court of Exchequer passage

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Section thro' the Western Wall / of Westminster Hall / feet. / Level of Street Pavement at Exchequer Passage / Level of Pavement in Westminster Hall dimensions given

Signed and dated

September 19th. 1822.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of ochre and pink, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (539 x 343)

Hand

Probably John William Hiort (1772 - 1861), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 19 September 1822 notes that John Hiort was at the Courts of Law / Taking Plans at / Westminster.
Possibly Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 19 September 1822 notes that Arthur Mee was About drawings for the New Courts at Westminster.

Literature

Sawyer, 1999: p 526, footonote 1554

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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