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image Image 1 for SM (57) volume 62/14 (58) volume 62/15 (59) volume 62/16
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Reference number

SM (57) volume 62/14 (58) volume 62/15 (59) volume 62/16

Purpose

Record drawings of the Lothbury wall (3)

Aspect

57 North elevation and wall-plan as executed, and (pencil) a small service door to the east of the gateway, rough plan of wall extended to the west 58 Elevation as in drawing 57 showing only the gatehouse 59 Elevation as in drawing 57 showing only a corner of the wall

Scale

(57-58) bar scale (59) to a scale

Inscribed

57 (capitals) The Bank of England, Entrance front from Lothbury, To Daniel Giles Esqr. Governor, Raikes Esqr Deputy Governor and Mr Director of the Bank of England / this plate is inscribed by their faithful & obedt Servant / John Soane, Part of the Plan / (pencil) about 1789 58 (capitals) The Bank of England, Center Building to a larger Scale 59 (capitals) The Bank of England, Part of the entrance front to a larger Scale

Signed and dated

(57-59) datable to 1797 or 98 (see Notes)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 57 through 59 are designs of a plate, presumably for an engraving dedicated to Daniel Giles, Governor of the Bank of England, and Thomas Raikes, Deputy Governor of the Bank. Giles and Raikes served these roles together on the Committee for Building from 1795 until 1798, suggesting the date of the drawing's execution.

Level

Drawing

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