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image SM 53/6/7

Reference number

SM 53/6/7

Purpose

[490] Alternative design, New Law Courts and Record Building, 14 February 1829

Aspect

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

Scale

to a scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Perspective View of Design No 2. / This Design is intended to form a Uniform Front in the same style as the Northern entrance into / Westminster Hall. / No. 6. - 6

Signed and dated

John Soane Arch[itec]t. / 14 Feb:[rua]ry 1829

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of sepia, Payne's grey, within single border on laid paper (465 x 281)

Hand

George Bailey (1792 - 1860), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 14 February 1829 notes that George Bailey was About Drawings of the Record Office, / Duchy Court of Lancaster, Corut of / King's Bench &c.

Watermark

C Ansell / 1824

Level

Drawing

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