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image Image 1 for SM (62) volume 60/156 (63) 12/3/14
image Image 2 for SM (62) volume 60/156 (63) 12/3/14
  • image Image 1 for SM (62) volume 60/156 (63) 12/3/14
  • image Image 2 for SM (62) volume 60/156 (63) 12/3/14

Reference number

SM (62) volume 60/156 (63) 12/3/14

Purpose

Variant designs for a screen on the west side (2)

Aspect

62 Perspective looking east from the Residence Court showing a screen of four raised Corinthian columns on a base with four semicircular-arched entrances or windows; Lothbury Court has projecting corners at the attic level 63 Perspective looking east from the Residence Court showing a screen of four raised Corinthian columns on a base with five segmental-arched entrances; Lothbury Court is raised three steps with a portico of four Corinthian columns raised in antis behind a double external staircase on a curved plan, with a south side having a semicircular-headed entrance between raised blind 'portico's flanked by round plinths supporting lion statues

Inscribed

63 (Bailey) The Bank of England, View of a Design for the Lothbury Court &c _ looking towards the South East.

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(63) J Whatman 1794

Notes

In drawings 62 and 63, the east and west sides of Lothbury Court contain four raised Corinthian columns. This arrangement of facing 'porticos' would persist in all future designs for the Court and eventually materialise in the executed design. Access through the western side, however, was still under consideration for several years. Variant designs for the west wall continued to be executed until early 1800.

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