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Plan of the Vice-Chancellor's Court &c. at Westminster. / Part of Westminster Hall / Line of Court at Lincolns Inn / Robes & / Part of the Court / of Common Pleas. / Line shewing the size of the Vice-Chancellors Court at Lincolns Inn. / The Vice-Chancellor's Court.. / Room for Counsel / Attending the / Vice-Chancellor's Court / Area (x 2) / Part of the Court / of Chancery. / Tribunal. / Attendants on the / Vice Chancellor. / Robes &c.. / Closet for / Washing Hands / &c / The Vice. Chancellor's / Robing Room. / Water. / Closet. / Entrance to the Vice Chancellor's Court from S[ain]t. Margaret's Street. / 17 Aug[ust]: 1825 / Feet / App[roved]: by the Vice Chan[cellor]. / with the addition / of another seat for the / Council &c
Signed and dated
Lincolns Inn. Fields. / 12th. August. 1825
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, coloured washes including buff, blue, pink and green, pen within single ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (499 x 665)
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
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J Whatman / Turkey Mill / 1825
The annotations recording ammendments suggested by the Vice Chancellor are in Soane's hand.
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.
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural,
design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for
scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to
preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and
it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance
masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries
and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and
George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings
in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early
work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of
his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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