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Reference number

SM (3) volume 73/39 (4) volume 73/40 (5) volume 73/41 (6) volume 73/42

Purpose

Alternative preliminary designs, April 1803 (4)

Aspect

3 Longitudinal section looking north 4 Transverse section looking west 5 Longitudinal section looking north and (pencil) part-wall plan 6 Transverse section looking west; details (red pen) of column bases and pedestals; and (pencil) part-wall plan

Scale

(3-5) bar scale (6) to a scale

Inscribed

3 The Bank of England, Section of the Accountants Office and dimensions given 4 The Bank of England, Section of the Accountants Off[ice] and dimensions given 5 The Bank of England, Section of the Accountants Office and dimensions given 6 The Bank of England, Section of the Accountants Office and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(3-4) April 6th 1803 (6) April 16. 1803 and pencil detail dated Apr. 18 1803 (5) April 15th 1803

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 3 to 6 show two preliminary designs for the Accountants Office. As in drawings 1 and 2, the design is for a room with a flat ceiling. The designs differ from their earlier counterparts, however, by the inclusion of a portico-like feature at the west end of the Office. Drawings 3 to 6 show slight variations on this design; the treatment of the columns varies between drawings 4 and 6, as drawing 4 shows twin pilasters framing the windows and drawing 6 shows the same composition but with the inclusion of some half-columns. The longitudinal sections, drawings 3 and 5, differ by the treatment of the recess.

Level

Drawing

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