bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot
Feet. (pencil) Guildhall Westminster - / as fitted up for King's Bench Court / The Jury Box.- the Seats / are set back to the wall / to admit a passage in part / as on the other side / door / seat (x 2) / King's Counsel / Students / Box / Jury Box dimensions given
Signed and dated
dated in accordance with known building campaign
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, coloured washes of ochre, pink and green, pen, within single ruled border pricked for transfer on wove paper (303 x 305)
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837), architect
Soane Office, draughtsman
The drawing is annotated in Soane's hand. An almost identical plan to that shown in SM 37/3/21, save the final tiers of curved seats are here indicated in pencil; evidently an afterthought to expand accommodation while the Court of King's Bench was temporarily located in Westminster Sessions House. Further revisions are noted in the right margin.
Sawyer, 1999: p. 496, footnote 1462
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