bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot
Design for part of the New Law Courts at Westminster. / Feet. / Part of Westminster. / Bail Court. / Kings Counsel. / Yard. (x 2) / Keeper of the / Court. / Corridor. / The Court of King's Bench. / Tribunal. / The Lord Chief / Justice's Room. / Water Closet. (x 2) / Staircase. / Attendants on the / Lord Chief Justice. / The Court of Exchequer. / Closet. (x 2) / Lobby. / The Court of Equity. / Lord Chief Baron's / Room / Porter's / Closet. / Entrance Hall to the / Court of King's Bench. / The King's / Remembrancer. , Attendants on / the Lord Chief Baron. / .The Court of Common pleas. / Part of the / Vice-Chancellors / Court. / The Lord Chief / Justice's Room. / Recess. / Court Yard. / Serjeant's Room. / Judge's Clerk. / (flyer) The Court of King's Bench / Retiring Room / for the Judges. / W.C. &c / Judges Clerks / Room. dimensions given
Signed and dated
Lincolns Inn Fields / April. 11th. 1823.
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, coloured washes of pink and blue, pen, pink pen, within double ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (971 x 643); flyer (335 x 402)
Possibly George Bailey (1792 - 1860), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 11 April 1823 notes that George Bailey was About plans of the new Courts at Westminster.
Possibly Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 11 April 1823 notes that Charles Papendiek was About plans of the new Courts at Westminster.
The flyer appears to show the arrangements of ancillary spaces at the upper (or gallery) level of the Court of King's Bench. The latter Court room has four columns in antis at its corners. The Court of Exchequer is shown with an eliptical opening over it.
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