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image SM Vol 61/73

Reference number

SM Vol 61/73

Purpose

[451] Alternative design, Westminster Hall and New Law Courts, 1826

Aspect

Exterior view of the New Law Courts from the north west, with the elevation to St Margaret's Street Gothicized to correspond with the new façade of the Court of King's Bench and a Record building added to the east of Westminster Hall

Scale

to a rough scale

Inscribed

View of a Design for Gothicising the Exterior of the New Law Courts at Westminster

Signed and dated

1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of blue, raw umber and sepia, within single ruled border on laid paper (467 x 280) mounted on buff sugar paper bound in volume (532 x 339)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Level

Drawing

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