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  • image SM Vol 61/44

Reference number

SM Vol 61/44


[339] Survey on completion, Court of King's Bench, 12 September 1826


Interior perspective of the main (ground) floor of the Court of King's Bench from the west wall behind the tribunal looking east, as executed


to a scale


View of the Court of King's Bench / from the Tribunal.

Signed and dated

  • 12/09/1826
    12th. Sep[tembe]r. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes including sepia, raw umber and crimson, within Indian red double ruled border on laid paper (285 x 454) mounted on buff sugar paper (342 x 532)


Probably Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843), draughtsman


The treatment of the lower level of the walls should be contrasted with the variant treatments shown in SM Vol 61/45. Both drawings may have served as preliminary studies for the more fully realised SM P281.



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