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image SM 53/2/60

Reference number

SM 53/2/60

Purpose

[193] Presentation drawing, Lord Chancellor's Ante Room and Robing Room, 18 October 1822

Aspect

Section throught the main (ground) floor of the New Law Courts, showing the room for the Attendants on the Lord Chancellor and the latter's Robing Room, to the rear of The Stone Building, indicating the floor levels of the Court rooms and Westminster Hall, as executed

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Floor of Stone Building. / Lord Chan[cellor']s. Anti Room. / Lord Chancellors Robing Room. / Passage. / Floor of Courts. / Floor of Westminster Hall. / Scale of Feet / This Section thro' the ^ Room for the Attendants on the Lord Chancellor / The Lord Chan[cellor']s Robing Room &c / 25 Oct[obe]r 1822 dimensions given

Signed and dated

18th. Oct[obe]r. / 1822.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, pink wash, pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (522 x 352)

Hand

Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
Possibly Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 18 October 1822 notes that Arthur Mee was About drawings of the New Courts at Westminster.
Possibly David Alfred Mocatta (1806 - 1882), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 18 October 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 18 October 1822 notes that Charles Papendiek was About drawings of the New Courts at Westminster.

Verso

see separate entry for drawing SM 53/2/60v

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt / 1817

Notes

The annotations dated 25 October 1822 are in Soane's hand. The Day Books note that he attended the House of Lords on that day with regard to plans of the New Law Courts. There are faint pencil sketches directly above the drawing. The head of the window lighting the Lord Chancellor's Anteroom was changed from a hemicircle to a segmental curve during the drawing process.

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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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