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Sketches of New Law Courts - / The Vice-Chancellor's Court: / the Court of Chancery. / The Lord Chancellor's Robing Room. / Chancellors Court / (pencil) [_] Sketch / or ocular perspective
Signed and dated
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, wash, coloured washes including pink, blue and burnt umber within single border on laid paper (567 x 387)
Attributed to Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843), draughtsman
attributed in accordance with drawing SM Vol 83/64v
see separate entry for SM Vol 83/64v
Weatherley & Lane / 1818
This is a more worked-up version of the same composition shown in drawing SM Vol 83/64v. In constrast to drawing SM Vol 84/64v, the views either side of the central image have exchanged places. The yellow brushwork at the top of the image could be indicative of an inscription. All three perspective views of these interiors would provide the subjects for meticulously realised watercolours by Gandy: the Vice Chancellor's Court SM 16/1/1, the Court of Chancery SM 16/1/3 and the Lord Chancellor's Robing Room SM 53/2/59.
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