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image SM 53/5/20

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SM 53/5/20


[275] Preliminary survey on completion, Court of Equity and Barons' Retiring Room, 9 October 1825


Plan of the main floor of the Court of Equity, including the Barons' Retiring Room and water closet, with half plan and plan of ceilings, as executed


to a rough scale


The Court of Equity dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 09/10/1825
    Oct[ober] 9th. 1825 / C[harles] R[ichardson]

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pink wash, pen, on wove paper (280 x 214)


Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 October 1825 noted that Charles Richardson was Making Sketches of the / New Courts at Westminster. There is no entry for the 9 October as it fell on a Sunday.


see separate entry for SM 53/5/20v


J Whatman / 1823


The sheet has clearly been removed from a bound volume.



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