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image SM (71) 12/3/4

Reference number

SM (71) 12/3/4

Purpose

Record drawing of the Bullion Arch, 23 November 1799

Aspect

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

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

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

Signed and dated

Novr 23d 1799

Hand

Soane office

Level

Drawing

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