[Courtyard, Staple Inn.]
Etching, 220 x 300mm. 8¾ x 11¾".
Staple Inn on the south side of High Holborn in London, near Chancery Lane tube station, is used as the London office of the Institute of Actuaries and is the last surviving Inn of Chancery. The Inns of Chancery were a group of buildings and legal institutions in London initially attached to the Inns of Court and used as offices for the clerks of chancery. Staple Inn was originally attached to Gray's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court. The Inns of Chancery fell into decay in the 19th century. All of them were dissolved, and most were demolished. Staple Inn is the only one which survives largely intact. Fine Art Trade Guild blindstamp lower left; captioned to lower left margin in pencil. William Renison (fl.1920s), Scottish painter who exhibited at the RA and in Paris.
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