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Reference number

SM (35) 11/1/17 (36) volume 74/84 (37) volume 74/80 (38) volume 74/81 (39) volume 74/82 (40) 11/1/19 (41) volume 74/83

Purpose

Working drawings for decorative mouldings of arches, August-October 1799 (7)

Aspect

35 Sinkings etc to Lozenge Pannels full size, Sinkings etc to the Arches of the Dome, Sinkings etc to the Arches of the / lower recesses, with ball moulding and rosette 36 Rough section and detail of oak leaf moulding of arch and (verso) rough elevation of moulding of arch and architrave 37 Section of Mouldings Half Full size, showing sinkings, rosette and ball moulding 38 Section of Crown Moulding of Cornice on Pilaster, Soffite Line of arch under the Dome, Back Line of architrave & Springg of Dome, Face line of Architrave on the returnd side, with ball moulding, sinkings and rosette 39 Section of Half the Soffite of Middle Arches under the dome at the Crown of the arch, Orniment on Top of architrave / in the dome, line of dome above / the architrave / ornament, with ball moulding and sinkings 40 Mouldings on each side the side arches, showing stepped banded rustication and recess for ornamental moulding and (verso, pencil) unidentified plan 41 Plan of the Angle of one of the windows with section of mouldings, showing sunk joints of rustication

Scale

(35-41) to scale

Inscribed

35 as above, The Bank of England, (Bailey) Consols Transfer Office and (verso) Mouldings at Loz[en]ge / to the soffit of Arches of the / new Transfer Office 36 The Bank, Transfer Office, face of oak leaves (twice), , face of pilaster, A-----[illegible] and (verso) brick face to arch (twice), C, D 37 as above, The Bank - Transfer Office, A, B 38 as above, Dressings for the new Transfer Office, Ball 39 as above, Dressings for the new Transfer Office, Centre of arch, architrave 40 as above, Bank, New Transfer Office, Brick of arch, Plaster, Line of leaves 41 as above, The Bank of England, Transfer Office, Tile, Plaster, Balls (twice)

Signed and dated

(35) 1799 (36) datable to 1799 (37) Lincolns Inn Fields Augst 27 1799 (38-39) Bank 29th Augst 1799 (40) Copy. Septemr 6th 99 (41) Bank 26th Octr 1799

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The middle section on drawing 35 shows the dome arch and the inscription, 'sinkings' refers to the coursing of the rustication. The spandrel of the arch is decorated with incised lines and centred on a rosette within a sunken circular recess. This was executed with the addition of a lion mask at the centre of the rosette. The bottom section shows a similar design for the inner curve of the recess arch decorated with a rosette set within a stepped square recess. Plaster is indicated in pink wash.
The term sinking refers to incised lines (not fluting) on a pilaster or spandrel, or to rustication on a wall. It is used by Soane on a number of drawings for the Bank of England.

Level

Drawing

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