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image SM 53/3/10

Reference number

SM 53/3/10

Purpose

[304] Revised design, Court of King's Bench, late April 1825

Aspect

Part-plan and section through the main (ground) floor of the Court of King's Bench, looking east, with half-elevation of the furnishings, not as executed

Scale

line scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Court of King's Bench. / Section of the East End of the Court of Kings Bench. / Back of Seats. / seat / Floor raised. dimensions given

Signed and dated

L[incoln's]. I[nn] F[ields]. / April. 1825 -

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes including sepia, raw umber and pink, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (362 x 525)

Hand

Possibly George Bailey (1792 - 1860), draughtsman
The drawing itself is endorsed April 1825. The Day Book entries specificially refer to sections of the Court of King's Bench on 25 April 1825, drawn by George Bailey and on 27 April 1825, drawn by Stephen Burchell.
Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The drawing itself is endorsed April 1825. The Day Book entries specificially refer to sections of the Court of King's Bench on 25 April, drawn by George Bailey and on 27 April, drawn by Stephen Burchell.

Notes

A variant proposal for the treatment of the furnishings and lower part of the Court of King's Bench, clearly related to drawings SM 53/3/1 and SM 53/3/2.

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Drawing

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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