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image SM 53/8/30

Reference number

SM 53/8/30

Purpose

[469] Comparative design, New Law Courts, c September 1826

Aspect

Plan and elevation of the north façade of the Court of King's Bench looking south, including half-elevation of Westminster Hall, with variant Gothic scheme, not as executed, contrasted with Palladian scheme with projecting corner turrets and offices facing New Palace Yard reinstated, unexecuted

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Signed and dated

dated in accordance with SM 53/8/21

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, wash, coloured washes including, raw sienna, burnt sienna and Payne's grey, pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper (405 x 285)

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman

Watermark

W Weatherley / 1822

Notes

The right-hand Palladian half-scheme is the same as that contrasted with a Gothic variant in SM 53/8/27. Here, the palette is more sombre, in contrast to the latter where the window voids are washed in dark blue. An exterior perspective of the former's Palladian half-scheme is given in SM 53/8/43.

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Drawing

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