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image SM 53/8/53

Reference number

SM 53/8/53

Purpose

[453]Comparative design, New Law Courts, 31 July 1826

Aspect

Elevation of Record building to the east of Westminster Hall and Gothic façade to the Court of King's Bench from New Palace Yard, looking south, unexecuted

Scale

to a scale

Signed and dated

July 31 [1826] Datable to 1826 in accordance with related drawings for this scheme

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of blue and sepia, on laid paper (464 x 296)

Hand

Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Day Book entries for 31 July 1826 note that Stephen Burchell, David Mocatta and Charles Richardson were working on drawings of the New Courts [,] Westminster. Drawing plans to a small scale, which feasibly includes this drawing.
Possibly David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882), draughtsman
The Day Book entries for 31 July 1826 note that Stephen Burchell, David Mocatta and Charles Richardson were working on drawings of the New Courts [,] Westminster. Drawing plans to a small scale, which feasibly includes this drawing.
Possibly Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entries for 31 July 1826 note that Stephen Burchell, David Mocatta and Charles Richardson were working on drawings of the New Courts [,] Westminster. Drawing plans to a small scale, which feasibly includes this drawing.

Watermark

W Weatherley / 1822

Level

Drawing

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