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Reference number

SM (8) volume 73/66 (9) volume 73/68

Purpose

Variant design for vestibule with paired Doric columns and stairs ascending to the north and south recesses, 31 March 1803 (2)

Aspect

8 Section looking east and details 9 Section looking north

Scale

(8) bar scale and full size (9) to a scale

Inscribed

8 The Bank Vestibule next Princes Street, paving of Barrack Court, details labelled (Soane): a, Base of pilaster / full size / March 31 1803, Capitals to / pilaster / full size, and dimensions given 9 Bank Vestibule next Princes Street, section labelled (Soane): Top of tooled plinth, 3 Risers, Stone (three times), Level of the fl[oor] / of drawi[ng] / office and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(8) March 31st 1803 (9) March 31 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

The sections in drawings 6 to 9 correspond to the plans in drawings 1 and 3. Drawings 6 and 8 show the same east view of variant designs and, similarly, drawings 7 and 9 are both sections looking north. Drawing 7 includes a small door on the east walls of both recesses (as shown in plan on drawing 3) whereas drawing 6 omits these doors. Drawings 7 and 9 vary in ornamenation and Soane's pen alterations. Soane's modifications to drawing 9 suggest omitting the stair, an aspect included in later designs.

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Drawing

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