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SM 53/2/46


[237] Revised design, Vice Chancellor's Court, 27 November 1822


Perspective section through the interior of the main floor of the Vice Chancellor's Court, looking east, showing the lantern and Ionic aedicular gallery, not as executed


to a scale


Sketch of a Design for the Vice-Chancellor’s Court -

Signed and dated

  • 27/11/1822
    27th. November 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes of red, blue and sepia on wove paper (310 x 361)


Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 27 November 1822 notes that Arthur Mee was Drawing plan and Section of the [Vice] Chancellor's Court.


On this drawing there are sketched lines implying channelled rustication around the right-hand portal.


Sawyer, 1999: p 534, footnote 1577



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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