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image SM Vol 90/6

Reference number

SM Vol 90/6

Purpose

[497] Preliminary drawing for publication, New Law Courts, c 1829

Aspect

Unexecuted elevation of proposed Record building, Westminster Hall and proposed Gothic façade to the Court of King's Bench from New Palace Yard, looking south, with plan

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Plan and View of a Design for reinstating the Buildings in front of the Court of King's Bench / removed by order of Mr Banke's Committee with a corresponding building for the reception of Records, &c. / S[ain]t. Stephens Court / Records &c. / Westminster Hall. / The Court of Kings Bench

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, pen, within ruled border on laid paper bound in volume (325 x 245)

Hand

Probably Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), draughtsman

Watermark

J&M

Notes

This drawing is interleaved facing p. 53 of SM Vol 90.

Level

Drawing

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Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

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