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image SM Vol 49/4

Reference number

SM Vol 49/4

Purpose

[17] Preliminary survey, Westminster Hall, 1822

Aspect

Elevation and section of the exterior of the west wall of Westminster Hall

Scale

to a rough scale

Inscribed

Westminster Hall / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 / Centre of Window / x (x 2) / [_] / door dimensions given

Signed and dated

1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, on wove paper bound in volume (210 x 275)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Watermark

Fellows & Sons / 1821

Notes

This drawing may be a preparatory study for the more fully worked-up elevation of the arches on the exterior of Westminster Hall's western wall (see SM 53/1/6).

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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