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image SM 53/2/56

Reference number

SM 53/2/56

Purpose

[241] Presentation drawing, Vice Chancellor's Court, 12 August 1825

Aspect

Plan of the main floor of the Vice Chancellor's Court and adjacent accommodation, with the entrances from Westminster Hall and St Margaret's Street, as executed

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the Vice-Chancellor's Court &c: at Westminster. / Scale of Feet. / Part of Westminster Hall. / Part of the Court / of Common Pleas. / The Vice-Chancellor's Court. / Tribunal. / Counsel attending / the Vice-Chancellor's / Court / Water / Closet. (x 2) / Part of the Court / of Chancery / Area (x 2) / Staircase / The Vice-Chancellors. / Robing Room, / Robes &c. / Closet for / Washing / Hands. / Attendants on the / Vice - Chancellor. / Entrance into the Vice-Chancellors Court &c. from S[ain]t. Margaret's Street

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields. / 12th August. 1825.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of buff, pink and blue, pen within single ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (500 x 666)

Hand

Soane Office
*[check no entry for the above date in Day Books]*

Watermark

J Whatman / 1825

Notes

This is a companion drawing to SM 53/2/55, which omits the furnishings of the Court and the overlay perimeter of their accommodation at Lincoln's Inn. The original piers of the east wall, leading from the Public Corridor and Westminster Hall, have been indicated in grey pen.

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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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