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Reference number

SM (49) 10/1/27 (50) 10/1/28

Purpose

Alternative designs for attic above the gateway, one dated May 1797 (2)

Aspect

49 North elevation of a pedimented semicircular-headed entrance between two raised blind Corinthian porticos; attic above consists of two plinths situated over the porticos below, partially revealing the gabled roof of the gatehouse 50 Elevation of two porticos framing an entrance as in drawing 49, but with unfluted columns and, in attic above, two panels framed by fluted pilasters and scrolled pediments above; at roof level between the panels, a variant of Venetian crenellation in which the usual balls are replaced by antefixes; (verso) part elevation of blind Corinthian portico, between pilasters and projecting forward, with overall twin recumbent consoles surrounding paterae and between antefixes; rough section of a cornice and half-antefix

Scale

(49-50) bar scale

Inscribed

49 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Design for part of the North Front 50 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Elevation of part of the North Front (Design)

Signed and dated

(49) (Bailey) May 1796 (50) 1796

Hand

(49) Soane office (50) Soane office and Soane

Level

Drawing

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