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Reference number

SM (22) 11/4/7 (23) 11/4/8 (24) volume 60/164

Purpose

Record drawings of alternative designs for the Accountants Office, one dated August 1803 (3)

Aspect

22 Interior perspective looking north, showing five semicircular-headed windows between raised Ionic half-columns supporting an entablature ornamented with an ox head and festoon frieze, all beneath a flat panelled ceiling 23 Interior perspective looking west, showing tall semicircular-headed windows on both the north and south elevations and a flat ceiling with a patera in the centre 24 Interior perspective looking north as in drawing 22

Inscribed

22 The Bank, View of the Accountants Office (Bailey) (a Design) 23 The Bank of England, View of a design for the Accountants Office for 1 & 2 £ Notes. 1803. 24 The Bank, Accountants Office

Signed and dated

(22) Lincolns Inn Fields / Augst 22 1803 (23) datable to after August 1803 (24) Augt 13 1803

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(22) J Whatman 1794

Notes

Drawings 22 to 24 show the Accountants Office with a flat ceiling. The fenestration is shown as executed. The west and east ends of the room each show a portico-like composition of paired pilasters framing a semicircular-headed door; at the east end is a pedimented door set within a blind arch. Ox heads and festoons decorate the entablatures on all walls.

Level

Drawing

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