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SM (71) 12/3/4


Record drawing of the Bullion Arch, 23 November 1799


71 Perspectival elevation, wall plan and two sections of a triumphal arch motif consisting of a semicircular-headed entrance between raised twin Corinthian columns, each supporting a figurative statue, with caducei and roundels between the columns and, to either side, semicircular arched windows at a smaller radius than the entrance; one section shows the entrance into the Porter's Lodge


to a scale


(Bailey) Elevation of a design for the south side of the Lothbury Court, The Bank of England

Signed and dated

  • Novr 23d 1799


Soane office



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