bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot
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)
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J Whatman / 1825
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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