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SM volume 74/49


Drawing of east side as realised, made for publication


49 (pencil) Longitudinal Section of the Bank Stock looking east


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, (pencil) Bank of England. By John Soane, London, Engraved & Published by G. Richardson and Son, (in wall panels) I to Z, Bank Stock (twice), A to H, Wills Registered

Signed and dated

  • April 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within single-ruled ink border on laid paper (352 x 476)


George Richardson and Son


C Taylor and horn within crowned cartouche and below, Patent


The drawing, showing the east side of the hall as executed, was done, along with drawing 50, in preparation for engraving, a fact indicated not only by the inscription but also by the reversed scale bar and position of the wall panel signs (for comparison see the nearly identical drawing M40 at the Bank of England Museum).


D. Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, 1984, p. 153, ill. 104



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