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Elevation of part of the Front of the New Courts next St. Margaret's Street / altered agreeably to the directions of the Select Committee. 6th. May. 1824. / Scale of Feet / a / a.- This alteration of the lower / windows made agreeably to a / memorandum made by the / Chairman of the Select Committee / 24th May 1824 /This Drawing was copied from the Drawing received / from the Office of Works, 22 June 1824 which had been approved / by the select Committee and which accompanied their / Report to the House of Commons - by Edward Davis - (red pen) Copy dimensions given
Signed and dated
John Soane Arch[itec]t. / Lincolns Inn Fields. / 13th May 1824.
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes including burnt umber, Payne's grey and sepia, pricked for transfer on wove paper (644 x 483); flyer (74 x 31)
DAVIS, Edward, draughtsman
A copy of drawing SM 53/3/38
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