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Reference number

SM (26) volume 73/58 (27) volumee 73/59

Purpose

Variant designs for vestibule with paired columns in north and south recesses and four columns in the east arm, showing alternative designs for the adjacent loggia, 24 and 25 April 1803 (2)

Aspect

26 Ground floor plan and rough part-elevation of loggia with Ionic columns 27 Ground floor plan

Scale

(26-27) bar scale

Inscribed

26 numbers 1 to 13 on risers, and some dimensions given 27 the Bank Vestibule next Princes Street, some dimensions given and numbers 1 to 13 on risers

Signed and dated

(26) L.I.F. April 24 1803 (27) April 25th 1803

Hand

(26) Soane office and Soane (27) Soane office

Notes

Drawings 26 and 27 introduce an extended stair from Princes Street to the interior of the Vestibule. The stair on the east side of the Vestibule is designed so as to mirror the west side of the hall. Alterations to drawing 26 advise enlarging the diameter of the column base by about 2 inches, to 2 feet 6 inches. In earlier drawings the diameters are a little over 2 feet 4 inches. Drawing 27 includes the larger columns.

Variant designs for the loggia are shown both in plan and elevation in drawings 26 and 27. The loggia in drawing 26 has a screen of Ionic columns of larger diameter than those in drawing 27.

Level

Drawing

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