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SM 53/8/45


[369] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench, 18 November 1826


Plan and elevation of the north wall of the Court of King's Bench, with curved corners containing entrances from New Palace Yard, and a giant Corinthian order, as part executed


line scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of a Design for the North Front of the New Law Courts at Westminster - 1824 - / Westminster Hall / Buttresses dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 18/11/1826
    G[eorge]. W[ightwick]. / Lincolns Inn Fields. / 18. Nov[ember]. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of sepia and Payne's grey, pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (589 x 473)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
George Wightwick (1802 - 1872), draughtsman


W Weatherley / 1822


The drawing is annotated in Soane's hand with a rough plan of a pedestal for the giant order.


Sawyer, 1999: p. 566, footnote 1668



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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