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image SM 53/8/44

Reference number

SM 53/8/44

Purpose

[363] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench, August 1826

Aspect

Plan and elevation of the entrance to the offices of the Court of King's Bench from New Palace Yard, set in a curved corner articulated with a giant order, part executed

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Sketch of a Design for the North West End of the Court of / King's Bench at Westminster.

Signed and dated

  • 01/08/1826 - 31/08/1826
    Aug[us]t. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of sepia and pink, pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (237 x 376)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Watermark

Crowned shield with fleur de lys and monogram

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation. This catalogue of Soane’s designs for the New Law Courts was generously funded by The Worshipful Company of Mercers and The Pilgrim Trust.

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