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image SM 53/8/51

Reference number

SM 53/8/51

Purpose

[474] Penultimate design, New Law Courts, 18 August 1826

Aspect

Exterior perspective of the New Law Courts, the New Palace Yard façade, Gothic variant with circular corners, from the north west looking south east, unexecuted

Scale

to a scale

Signed and dated

[octr?]. 18. 1826 The 18 of this date has been altered to 19.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes including raw umber, Payne's grey and sepia, within single ruled border on laid paper (469 x 300)

Hand

Probably Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 18 August 1826 notes that Charles Richardson and David Mocatta were both Drawing [a] view of New Courts / Next New Palace Yard.
Possibly David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 18 August 1826 notes that Charles Richardson and David Mocatta were both Drawing [a] view of New Courts / Next New Palace Yard.

Watermark

W Weatherley / 1822

Notes

This drawing appears to be by the same hand responsible for SM 53/8/19. It follows the Gothic variant shown in SM 53/8/50, except for the omission of the secondary rectangular windows on the principal floor of the elevation to New Palace Yard. In the inscription, the contracted month is ambiguously written, but October would be a plausible terminus ante quem for this drawing.

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Drawing

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