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SM (1) 1/2/11


Design for the lantern in the Dividend Pay Office, built by Robert Taylor, 1785-88


1 Plan & Sections of Office at the South East Angle of the Garden Court of late the Dividend Pay Office


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above in George Bailey's hand (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60), Bank of England (Bailey), Level of Paving in Green Court and (in pencil, by Arthur Bolton, Soane Museum curator 1917-45) J Soane say 1790?, and dimensions of the lantern given

Signed and dated

  • 1785-8

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, grey, pink and yellow washes on wove paper (538 x 642)


Taylor office


Daniel Abramson notes that Taylor 'introduced an unprecendented type of top lighting' in the Transfer Halls.


D. Abramson, Building the Bank of England, 2002, p. 90



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