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  • image SM volume 62/19

Reference number

SM volume 62/19


Record drawing of ceiling and interior, as executed, dated 26 September 1796


53 Interior perspective looking north and reflected-ceiling plan


to a scale


Bank of England / View of the Bank Stock Office, & The Plan of the Bank Stock Office

Signed and dated

  • (pencil) Smirke Septr 26th 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and sepia, blue, brown madder and burnt sienna washes on laid paper (369 x 235)


Robert Smirke (1781-1867, pupil 1796-97)




The northerly view and reflected-ceiling plan on this drawing depict the Bank Stock Office as executed. The drawings are smaller and more delicate than the nearly identical drawings 51-52, indicating that drawing 53 is probably a copy drawn for mounting in a folio with other record drawings of Soane's work.



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