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image SM 53/2/66

Reference number

SM 53/2/66

Purpose

[183] Finished drawing, New Law Courts, 1 November 1822

Aspect

Plan of the main (ground) floor of the New Law Courts, showing the area to the rear of The Stone Building, encompassing the Vice Chancellor's Court, the Court of Chancery and the Lord Chancellor's Robing Room, with accompanying section looking east, not as executed

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

New Law Courts at Westminster. / Scale of Feet. / The Vice-Chancellor's / Court. / The Court of Chancery. / The Robing Room / for the Lord Chancellor.

Signed and dated

1st: Nov[embe]:r / 1822.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of pink and blue, pen with pink pen pricked for transfer on wove paper (720 x 514)

Hand

Possibly Mee, Arthur Patrick (1802--1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 1 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 1 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 1 November 1822 notes that Charles Papendiek was About drawings of the New Courts at Westminster.

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt / 1817

Notes

The plan of the Court of Chancery originally depicted the ceiling over this Court room, but this was erased during the drawing process.

Literature

Sawyer, 1999: p 535, footnote 1581

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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