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Reference number

SM (95) 10/3/7 (96) 10/3/47 (97) volume 60/160

Purpose

Working drawings and record drawing for the Bullion Arch as executed, two dated February 1800 (3)

Aspect

95 Elevation, wall plan and two sections showing a semicircular-headed entrance flanked by raised twin columns supporting figurative statues, between windows of smaller radius than the doorway; the attic is decorated with swags, fret motif and caducei, and crowned with an additional pedestal over the centre; ornamentation between the columns is the same as in drawing 93 96 Elevation of part of the Attic Front over the Gateway as in drawing 94, details of the antefixes and detail of the Molding at / full size and Section in Centre of Gateway 97 Perspective looking south showing upper half of design in drawing 94

Scale

(95) bar scale (96) to a scale and full size

Inscribed

95 Bullion Court / 51:11½ / by / 41:10½ withoutt (sic) / the new Cir: end. Cho line / ------- (illegible) 11:4½ and some dimensions given, Design for the South side of the Lothbury Court, The Bank of England 96 as above, Pannel as / the same / as those / already / up, A (twice), B (twice), C (twice), (Bailey) Lothbury Court., The Bank of England, and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(95) Feb:ry 13. 1800 (97) Febry 13. 1800

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 96 has erasure marks on the pedestal crowning the centre of the attic, and drawings 95 and 97 also show variations in this top panel and the antefixes. The executed design was the same as drawings 95 to 97 but the additional attic pedestal over the centre was unornamented (aside from the antefixes crowning the pilasters).

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Drawing

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