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Model for the Law Courts, London, Court of Common Pleas, lantern light (designed by Sir John Soane)

Plaster

Height: 13cm
Width: 19cm
Depth: 19cm

Museum number: M1454

Curatorial note

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.

Exhibition history

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


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk