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Reference number

SM (61) 11/5/1 (62) 11/5/2 (63) 11/5/3

Purpose

Presentation drawings of alternative designs for the Waiting Room Court, August and November 1803 (3)

Aspect

61 Perspective looking north-west 62 Perspective looking north 63 Perspective looking south

Inscribed

61 The Bank of England, (Bailey) View of a Design for the "Waiting Room Court" 62 The Bank of England, (Bailey) View of a design for the "Waiting Room Court" 63 The Bank of England, (Bailey) View of a design for the "Waiting Room Court"

Signed and dated

(61) Augt 13 1803 (62) Augst 25 1803 (63) Novr 5th 1803

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(61) J Whatman 1794

Notes

Drawings 61 and 62 have the same design, only varying in the ornamentation at attic level. The north side of the Court has a colonnade of ten Ionic columns supporting an entablature and pediment. The basement consists of semicircular rusticated arches with rusticated pedestals mounted on the piers, clearly reminiscent of Soane's Triumphal Bridge design that won him the Royal Academy's Gold Medal in 1776 (see SM 12/5/1, 12/5/2, 12/5/3). The bridge design featured seven semicircular rusticated arches with attached rusticated pedestals supporting trophies. The rest of the bridge, however, did not resemble the Waiting Room Court design. The bridge consisted of numerous and varied Corinthian porticos in antis rather than the single elongated Ionic colonnade shown in drawings 61 to 63.

Level

Drawing

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