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Reference number

SM 53/1/8

Purpose

[226] Finished drawing, Vice Chancellor's Court, 8 November 1822

Aspect

Plan and laid out wall elevations of the main (ground) floor of the Vice Chancellor's Court, almost as executed

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan & Section of the Vice-Chancellor's Court. / Westminster Hall / New Courts / Scale of Feet dimensions given

Signed and dated

8th Nov[embe]r 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes of yellow and pink, pen, on wove paper (678 x 551)

Hand

Possibly Mee, Arthur Patrick (1802--1868), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 8 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 8 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 8 November 1822 notes that Charles Papendiek was About drawings of the New Courts at Westminster.

Verso

Plan with dimensions in pencil, possibly relating to existing buildings opposite the southernmost bay of Westminster Hall.

Notes

This drawing appears to be by the same hand as SM 53/4/67v and SM 53/4/81. The plan and east and west elevations make clear the incorporation of a buttresses of Westminster Hall (shown in wash) into the Court's north wall. The elevations also include part of the Vice Chancellor's Retiring Room, and the room for his attendants located to the west of the Court room. The courses of battens within the brickwork are also shown.

Literature

Sawyer, 1999: p 532, footnote 1570

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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