to a rough scale
View of the Court of Equity. / A / B[lack] (x 6) / Blue (x 2) / green (x 2) / matting / white (x 3) / yellow / 1 2 8 dimensions given
Signed and dated
28th. March / 1823.
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, colour washes of raw umber, green and blue, on wove paper bound in volume (271 x 211)
Attributed to Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The sheet has a curatorial annotation attributing this perspective to Arthur Mee.
Correspodning sections through the Court of Equity are given in SM Vol 48/17 - 19; the latter including the three arches of the of Court's north wall. A detail of the buttress corbel is given in SM Vol 48/38. This perspective corresponds closely with that included in John Buckler's survey of 1822, though this drawing omits any Court furnishings (reproduced in Colvin, 1966, p. 37, fig. 60). There appears to be a copy of this drawing, annotated in a different hand, and dated to circa 1820 by Colvin (see Colvin, 1966, p. 37, fig. 59). A now lost exterior view of the Court, attributed to William Capon and dated 1806, is reproduced in Colvin, 1966, p. 37, fig. 58.
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