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Reference number

SM (3) volume 60/204 (4) volume 60/205 (5) volume 60/206

Purpose

Variant designs for the terminal pavilions of the screen wall, November 1791 (3)

Aspect

(3-5) Elevations showing three variant designs for the corner of Princes and Lothbury Streets

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

(3-5) Front of the Bank next Princes Street

Signed and dated

(3-5) John Soane Archt (3-4) Nov. 11 1791 (5) Novr 15th 1791

Medium and dimensions

(3-5) Pen and yellow, grey and blue washes, watercolour technique, within double ruled pen and wash border on laid paper (290 x 462)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 3 to 5 are proposals for the terminal pavilions. None of them were executed. Drawing 3 shows a unique Soanean combination of Classical elements, consisting of a blind triumphal arch with columns and a much simplified attic. Drawing 4 shows a more conventional pavilion design while drawing 5 is a compromise between the two. Later drawings show the pavilion as similar to drawing 4, with four columns supporting a pediment. Twin columns framed a blind arch beneath the pediment and the balustrade surmounting the rusticated wall was level with the pediment.

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Drawing

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