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Reference number

SM (35) 12/3/6 (36) volume 75/85 (37) volume 75/86 (38) volume 75/84

Purpose

Record drawings of a design for re-facing the south elevation of the Porter's Lodge, 1797 (3)

Aspect

35 Elevation showing the Porter's Lodge with four Tivoli columns prostyle and balustrade on ground floor windows 36 Perspective from the north of the Residence Court and the Porter's Lodge 37 Perspective from the east showing the same design as in drawing 36 38 Perspective from the north showing the Residence Court and a Porter's Lodge as shown in drawing 35

Scale

Inscribed

35 (Bailey) A Design for the North side of "Lothbury Court" Bank of England

Signed and dated

(35-38) datable to mid-1797

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(35) J Whatman 1794

Notes

Alterations to the south elevation of the Porter's Lodge were never executed. The design in drawings 35 and 38 resemble the triumphal arch motif eventually applied to the opposite side of the Lothbury Court.

Drawings 35-38 have no date inscribed, except for a date by an unreliable date written by George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60). Certain omissions suggest that the drawings were executed mid-1797. The residential apartments are not shown exactly as they were executed (for example, the ornament over the attic in drawings 36-38 and the ground level entry in drawing 35), suggesting that the drawings date from before their construction.

Drawing 35 is pasted on a drawing of a richly decorated triumphal arch, ornamented with festoons, wreaths and various figures.

Level

Drawing

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