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image SM 77/4/4

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SM 77/4/4


[38] Rough designs for the entrance, 29 September 1801


Details of door surround, fanlight and cornice


labelled: Door, Wood, 4.3, 8.6, Praed Digby Babbage / & Co, 6.6, Tablet, The same depth as Impost, Door, Fanlight

Signed and dated

  • 29 September 1801
    For Fleet Street Sep 29 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and brown pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (517 x 681)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)


This rough drawing in Soane's hands shows a design for the entrance to the banking house. The wooden door surround is ornamented with hemispherical bosses. The profile of the cornice above the door is shown to the left of the drawing - a dotted line shows the position of the tablet, which leans forwards and is engraved 'Praed Digby Babbage & Co'. Over the door is a fanlight.



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