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image SM 53/1/6

Reference number

SM 53/1/6

Purpose

[18] Survey, Westminster Hall, 30 September 1822

Aspect

Plan and elevation of the external arches and buttressing of the west wall of Westminster Hall

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Part of the Flank Wall of Westminster Hall connected with the New Law Courts. - / A B C D E F (x 2) / Hall floor (x 2) dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 30/09/1822
    Sept[embe]r. 30th. 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, on wove paper (672 x 538)

Hand

Possibly John William Hiort (1772 - 1861), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 30 September 1822 notes that John Hiort was About Drawings for the / new Courts at Westminster.
Possibly Arthur Patrick Mee (1802 - 1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 30 September 1822 notes that Arthur Mee was About Drawings for the / new Courts at Westminster.
Possibly Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 30 September 1822 notes that Charles Papendiek was About Drawings for the / new Courts at Westminster.

Notes

This drawing is a worked-up from the preliminary survey in SM Vol 49/4.

Literature

Sawyer, 1999: p 527, footnote 1555

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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