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SM (111) P398


Drawing for exhibtion of the Waiting Room Court, as built 1805


111 Perspective looking south


(capitals) A View of one of the courts in the Bank of England, erected in the year MDCCCV


Henry Hake Seward (Soane pupil and assistant, 1794-1808)


Drawing 111 is a framed drawing of the Waiting Room Court, showing the design of the Court as executed. It was exhibited by Soane at the Royal Academy in 1807 under the title 'View of one of the interior quadrangles in the Bank of England'.



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