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image SM 53/8/24

Reference number

SM 53/8/24

Purpose

[479] Alternative design, Court of King's Bench, c March 1827

Aspect

Elevation of the Court of King's Bench entrance from St Margaret's Street, with proposed Ionic portico raised on segmental arches to the pavilion tower, unexecuted

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

scale (x 2) dimensions given

Signed and dated

dated in accordance with SM 53/8/23

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia wash, on laid paper (299 x 488)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
perhaps in the same hand as SM 53/8/23

Watermark

W Weatherley

Notes

This is a less monumental variant proposal to that shown in SM 53/8/24, adopting the Ionic Order in consistency to the Stone Building's Venetian windows.

Level

Drawing

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