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image SM Vol 48/42

Reference number

SM Vol 48/42


[88] Survey, Court of Exchequer, 27 March 1823


Elevation detail of an arched doorway, with engaged shaft and capital, and hood moulding with headstop, and perspective detail of window stonework, on the main (first) floor of the Court of Exchequer


to a rough scale


Court of Exchequer / (pencil) 42 dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 27/03/1823
    dated in accordance with SM Vol 48/43 and SM Vol 48/44

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on wove paper bound in volume (211 x 272)


Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 27 March 1823 notes that Arthur Mee was Making drawings of the Court / of Exchequer at Westminster.


The details in this drawing appear to relate to the perspective of the Court of Exchequer's main (first) floor in SM Vol 48/43. The upper detail shows the stonework at the head of one of the Elizabethan windows in the Court's north wall. The lower shows the capital, head stop, arch and hood mouldings, of one of the thirteenth-century arches in the Court's south wall. The undercutting of the capital's moulding profile is also indicated.



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