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Reference number

SM (11) 1/8/1 (12) F141(P382)


Perspectives by J.M. Gandy (2)


11 Rough interior perspective from the south (verso) Part of a section, showing columns rising from the first storey, possibly showing the Threadneedle Street façade 12 Perspective as in drawing 11


11 (Bailey) Sketch of Vestibule leading to the Rotunda, (now part of the Treasury) 12 No 382 drawing by J. Gandy. View of the vestibule leading into the Rotunda at the Bank erected in the year 1791 from the designs of Sir John Soane and added to / (1815) Treasury

Medium and dimensions

(11) Pen and coloured washes, watercolour technique, within wash border (verso) pen, grey and pink washes, within quadruple ruled and wash border, on laid paper (398 x 272) (12) Pen and coloured washes, watercolour technique, within wash border (945 x 690)


(11-12) J. M. Gandy (1771-1843)



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