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  • image SM 53/8/70

Reference number

SM 53/8/70


[475] Penultimate design, Court of King's Bench, 11 November 1826


Elevation and plan of the Court of King's Bench, showing the New Palace Yard façade, Gothic variant with curved corners, unexecuted


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Sketch of a Design for the North Front of the Court of King's Bench &c. dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 11/11/1826
    11th. Nov[embe]r. 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pink wash, pen, on wove paper (574 x 481)


Charles James Richardson (1806 - 1871), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 11 November 1826 records that Charles Richardson was About drawings of the New Law Courts.


see separate entry for SM 53/8/70v


Smith & Allnutt / 1823


This variant is the same proposal shown in half elevation on SM 53/8/31 and in perspective on SM 53/8/51. The plan is taken at ground floor level.



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