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Reference number

SM (45) volume 74/78 (46) 11/1/20 (47) volume 74/92 (48) volume 74/89 (49) volume 74/91 (50) volume 74/77 (51) volume 74/85

Purpose

Working and record drawings for soffit decoration of two trunk arches, September 1799 (7)

Aspect

45 Detail and section of ball moulding and panels 46 Enlarged detail of Oak Leaves etc in the Soffite of Trunk Arch / in Transfer Office, as executed 47 Enlarged detail of Fret etc on Pannels of Trunk Arch in Transfer Office with Greek key fret, oak leaf moulding, rosette and ball moulding 48 Enlarged detail of (Bailey) Ornament on the Soffites of Side Arches in the Consols Transfer Office, a more finished version of drawing 47, as executed 49 Enlarged detail of Greek key Frett for the Two Side Arches of the / New Transfer Office at Large (and verso) Section of the Frett on the other side and Section of the panel each / side of the Frett with ball moulding 50 Outline of elevation for Half the Soffite to the Two side Arches under dome 51 Elevation for Part of Soffite of side Arch in Consols Transfer Office, a more finished version of drawing 50, as executed

Scale

(46-47) ½ Full Size (45, 48, 50-51) half full size (49) full size

Inscribed

45 (Bailey) The Bank, Transfer Office 46 as above, The Bank, (pencil) this section is not correct 47 as above, The Bank 48 as above, (Bailey) The Bank of England 49 as above, N. B. Section on the other side, a key of a b and (verso) ball (twice) 50 as above, The Bank of England, New Transfer Office, /Copy/, a key of A B C D E G H I K L M, Square (twice), Sunk for Frett, Center Line, ½ of the 4 arches / under dome / in the center / of the office 51 as above, The Bank of England

Signed and dated

(46-47) Lincolns Inn Fields Sepr 6 1799 (48) (Bailey) 1799 (49) Bank 10th Sepr 1799 (50) Bank 5th Sepr 1799 (45, 51) datable to September 1799

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

In the executed hall the soffits of the two arches in the side-aisle barrel vault, or rather Trunk arches, were adorned by an arrangement of decorative panels. The inner curve is finished along the edge with alternating oak leaf moulding and bead moulding, with rosettes in between. In the centre were alternating stepped panels and panels with Greek key fret at right angles enclosing a lozenge field, each flanked by oak leaf moulding. This can clearly be seen in drawing 51.

Literature

(48) E. Schumann-Bacia, John Soane and the Bank of England, 1991, p. 73; M. Richardson & M. Stevens (ed.), John Soane architect: master of space and light, Royal Academy of Arts, 1999, pp. 240-41, ill. 149

Level

Drawing

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