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image SM Vol 61/61

Reference number

SM Vol 61/61

Purpose

[291] Survey on completion, Court of Exchequer, 9 September 1826

Aspect

Interior perspective of the Lord Chief Baron's Retiring Room, looking south, as executed

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

View of Lord Chief Baron's Retiring Room. / Court of Exchequer.

Signed and dated

9 Sep[tembe]r. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes including raw umber, crimson and sepia, in double ruled border on laid paper (288 x 456) mounted on buff sugar paper (340 x 533)

Hand

Probably Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843), draughtsman

Notes

The right-hand margin contains a sketch elevation of an anta with a foliate capital and an incised Greek key pattern above it; not clearly realted to the adjacent drawing.

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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