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Reference number

SM (31) volume 73/78 (32) volume 72/11

Purpose

Variant designs for the recesses and clerestory windows in a vestibule with twin columns at both recesses and at the east arm, 26 April 1803 (2)

Aspect

31-32 Section looking east

Scale

(31-32) bar scale

Inscribed

31 The Bank of England, Section of the Vestibule next Princes Street and some dimensions given 32 The Bank Vestibule next Princes Street and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(31) April 26th 1803

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(32) Hayes & Wise 1799

Notes

Drawings 31 and 32 show the same view of similar designs. Both show alterations and erasure marks in the recesses to the Vestibule and in the corridors leading north and south from the Vestibule. The alterations in the recesses indicate different heights of the arches or, as in drawing 30, the inclusion of doors instead of alcoves. The clerestory windows also differ: the window-head over the east door in drawing 30 is semicircular and in drawing 32 it is segmental. The antae in drawing 32 are also narrower than those shown in drawing 31. Both of the drawings show the same ornamentation for the dome and the same mouldings.

Level

Drawing

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