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Reference number

SM (32) 10/3/33 (33) 10/3/30 (34) 10/3/29 (35) 10/3/31

Purpose

Record drawings of alternative designs for the east side of Lothbury Court, late November and December 1797 (4)

Aspect

32 Elevation showing twin Corinthian columns in antis raised between two semicircular-headed arched entrances enclosing stairs, with a coffered ceiling in the vestibule behind the columns; attic has a single central panel with fret motif, flanked by fluted pilasters with antefixes 33 Elevation showing six-column Corinthian portico in antis raised behind a double curving staircase and a coffered ceiling in the semicircular vestibule behind the columns; attic extends the width of the facade, divided into square panels flanked by fluted pilasters capped by antefixes 34 Elevation showing four-column Corinthian portico in antis raised behind a tapered straight flight staircase and, above, an attic as in drawing 62 but omitting antefixes 35 Elevation as in drawing 63, with an additional pair of pilasters framing the portico, three panels in the attic and fluted pilasters corresponding with the columns below

Scale

(32-35) bar scale

Inscribed

32-35 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Design for the East side of the "Lothbury Court" 34 dimensions given

Signed and dated

(32) December 4th 1797 (33) December 4 1797 (34) 1797 (35) Decr 28th 1797

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 32 to 35 show the final variant designs for the east side of Lothbury Court. The executed design was that shown in drawing 35. Four urns surmounted the entablature, furthering increasing the elevation's verticality. The stairs were not finalised until later, as is apparent in the perspectives made from 1797 to 1800.

Level

Drawing

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