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Reference number

SM 53/2/47

Purpose

[228] Finished drawing, Vice Chancellor's Court, 8 November 1822

Aspect

Perspective section through the interior of the main floor of the Vice Chancellor's Court, looking east, showing the gallery with a projecting bow at the eastern end and Ionic colonnade, not as executed

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Sketch of a Design for the Vice-Chancellor's Court,

Signed and dated

8th. Nov[embe]r. 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, coloured washes including blue, raw sienna and sepia pricked for transfer on wove paper (361 x 363)

Hand

Possibly Mee, Arthur Patrick (1802--1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 November 1822 notes that Arthur Mee was About drawings of the New Courts at Westminster.
Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 November 1822 notes that David Mocatta was About drawings of the New Courts at Westminster.
Possibly Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 November 1822 notes that Charles Papendiek was About drawings of the New Courts at Westminster.

Verso

Orthogonal construction lines for a perspective rendering.

Notes

The three double-leaved doors in the east wall were originally drawn with 36 panels, but these have been reduced to six panels.

Literature

Sawyer, 1999: p 534, footnote 1547

Level

Drawing

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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