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image SM 40/2/39

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SM 40/2/39


[18] Design for the front elevation, July 1801


Front elevation


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


Messrs Praeds & Co, Design for the proposed New Banking House in Fleet Street, labelled: 8.9, 1.3, 13.0, 1.3, 13.1, 1.3, 9.0, 1.0, 7.0

Signed and dated

  • July 1801
    June 1801 (see notes)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (625 x 520)


Soane Office


The alterations added to drawing [17] - such as the bases to the pilasters between the upper windows - are executed in this design. The date of 'June 1801' was added later and is probably incorrect.



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