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Model for the Law Courts, London, Court of Common Pleas, lantern light (designed by Sir John Soane)
Museum number: M1454
Although the 1837 inventory gives this as for the lantern of Common Pleas, it bears little resemblance to the executed design. It could equally well have served as a ‘notional’ model for the lanterns of several other courts such as King’s Bench or the Exchequer.
John Soane Architect: Master of Space and Light, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 11 September - 3 December 1999; Centro Palladio, Vicenza, April - August 2000; Hôtel de Rohan, Paris, January - April 2001; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 16 May - 3 September 2001; Real Academia des Bellas Artes, Madrid, October - December 2001
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