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  • image SM 53/3/9

Reference number

SM 53/3/9


[307] Record drawing, Court of King's Bench, 1824-25


Sections through the main (ground) floor of the Court of King's Bench, showing variant treatments of the lateral walls, and the east wall, as originally executed


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Sections of the Court of King's Bench - as originally designed. / 1824 / top of back seat.

Signed and dated

  • 1824-25

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of yellow, pink, blue and red, pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (587 x 415)


Soane Office


W Weatherley / 1822


In the inscription,"1824" may well refer to the date when this design for the Court of King's Bench's interior was settled, rather than date the drawing itself.



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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