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image SM 53/8/10

Reference number

SM 53/8/10

Purpose

[486] Proof engraving, Court of King's Bench, after January 1829

Aspect

Exterior perspective of the Court of King's Bench, with three plans at different levels, as originally built; two plans of the latter as altered and proposed; proposed elevation with symmetrical Records Building, unexecuted

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

1. / Elevation of the exterior of the Court of King’s Bench as erected in 1824, and demolished in 1825. / 2 / Plan of the Basement Floor of the Court of King’s Bench / as it was in 1824. / 3 / Plan of the Hall Floor of the Court of Kings Bench, before the improvements were made in 1824. / Entrance (x 4) / Entrance for the Kings Counsel / Entrance from Westminster Hall / 4. Plan of the First & Second Floors of the Court of Kings Bench, / in 1824 / 5 / Plan of the Hall Floor of the Buildings in front of the Court of Kings Bench, according to the Design made in 1827. / 6 / Plan of the Hall Floor of the Court of King’s Bench as it now is / 7. / Elevation, next New Palace yard, of the exterior of the Court of Kings bench, according to the Design made in 1827; with a corresponding Building to the East of Westminster Hall, / intended for the Duchy Court of Lancaster, and for the reception of the Records, &c.

Medium and dimensions

Engraving, on wove paper (299 x 482)

Hand

Attributed to CONEY, John (1786-1833), engraver

Watermark

J Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1827

Notes

This may be a proof copy of an unnumbered plate from Soane’s Brief Statement of the Proceedings respecting the New Law Courts at Westminster (London, 1828), plate facing p. xiii.

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