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View of the North Front of the New Courts altered agreeably to the directions of the Select Committee on the 12th. April 1824. / Tuesday 13 April. 1824 / omit the lower Windows / make the tower 20 feet / diagonal to shew only / five sides (pencil) Plain / Wall
Signed and dated
dated in accordance with other drawings in this group
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, coloured washes of sepia and Payne's grey, on wove paper (562 x 451)
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
This drawing is annotated in Soane's hand.
Soane Office, draughtsman
Weatherley & Lane / 1818
In this drawing the fenestration of the corner tower was altered in execution, prior to the drawing's submission to the Select Committee on 12 April 1824. Additional pencil sketches appear to reflect the course of discussion at the latter; the lower windows are struck through, and buttresses with off-sets placed between the bays of the Court of King's Bench façade to New Palace Yard. The height of the corner tower has also been raised.
Wedgwood, 1992: p. 36, fig. 10; illustrated on p. 35
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