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Reference number

SM (7) volume 75/102 (8) volume 75/103

Purpose

Record drawings showing variant designs of a rusticated wall with figurative statues over the gateway, 30 October 1795 (2)

Aspect

7 Perspective showing the centre part of the wall and part of the east corner 8 Perspective as in drawing 7 but omitting fluted pilasters on the base of the wall and with an extra set of ante to either side of the central portal; attics at the corners are taller

Signed and dated

(7) John Soane Arch. Oct 30 1795 (8) datable to 30 October 1795

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The gateway on Lothbury Street resembles a triumphal arch. As in the Arch of Constantine, the gateway is surmounted by four figurative statues. Each statue is situated above a pilaster. The statues were not included in the executed design of the screen wall but similar ornaments were later integrated into the Bullion Arch at the south side of Lothbury Court in 1798-99 (See SM 12/3/1 and 12/3/15, drawings 69 and 70 in 2:7).

Level

Drawing

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