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  • image SM 53/8/32

Reference number

SM 53/8/32


[466] Comparative design, New Law Courts, c August-September 1826


Elevation of the north façade of the Court of King's Bench looking south, with variant Gothic scheme, not as executed (indicated in wash), contrasted with Palladian scheme with corner turrets and offices facing New Palace Yard reinstated, with floor levels indicated by pink blocks, and section of the main (ground) floor above, unexecuted


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


King's Bench / Retiring Room / Level of dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c 01/08/1826-c 30/09/1826
    dated in accordance with SM 53/8/21

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes including burnt sienna, sepia, pink, Payne's grey, pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (438 x 294)


Probably Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
probably in the same hand as SM 53/8/21


W Weatherley


The right-hand Palladian half-scheme treats its corner as a projecting quadrant framed by pillasters and without an entrance from New Palace Yard. The Gothic left-hand half-scheme has been substantially simplified during execution, as incised erased lines of more complex fenstration make clear. The windows to the principal floor are without tracery or mouldings, save for hoodmoulds with headstops.



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