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Design for part of the New Law Courts at Westminster. / Scale of Feet / The Vice-Chancellor's Court / Attendants on / the Vice-Chancellor. / The Vice-Chancellor's / Retiring Room. / Barristers. / Room. / The Court of Chancery. / The Lord Chancellor's / Robing Room &c. / Attendants on the / Lord Chancellor. / Water / Closet (x 2) / Law Library. / Court Keeper / Masters / in Chancery / [_] Floor of W[estminster] Hall dimensions given
Signed and dated
30th. Oct[obe]r. 1822.
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, coloured washes of pink and blue, pen, pink pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (727 x 525)
Soane Office, draughtsman
Faint pencil sketches of plan.
Smith & Allnutt / 1817
The corridor running along the south side of the Lord Chancellor's accommodation is shown with four windows, rather than a colonnade, and its turn through a right angle at the junction with the Court Keeper's room has been sketched in pen. The passageway linking the rear of the central block of The Stone Building was erroneously washed in blue, which has subsequently been erased. There is a small sketch of a portal from Westminster Hall, recording the change in floor levels.
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