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image SM (48) volume 72/12

Reference number

SM (48) volume 72/12

Purpose

Alternative design for an expanded clerestory, 22 November 1803

Aspect

48 Section looking east, showing the recesses reduced and the central hall expanded in the clerestory on the north and south sides; (verso) rough pencil elevation of an arcade beside a pedimented façade

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

The Bank, Vestibule,

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields / Novr 22nd 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

J Whatman 1801

Notes

Drawing 48 is a record drawing which has been significantly altered. Erasure marks indicate that the drawing originally showed recesses as in, for example, drawing 49.

Level

Drawing

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