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Reference number

SM (16) 1/6/2 (17) 1/6/3 (18) 1/6/4

Purpose

Record drawings of a design for a four-columned triumphal arch (3)

Aspect

16 Front elevation and ground floor plan 17 Cross section; plan showing half-ground floor plan and half-plan of intermediate storey 18 Elevation looking south

Scale

(16-18) bar scale

Inscribed

16 The Bank of England, Design for the North West Corner 17 The Bank of England, Section of a Design for the North West Corner 18 The Bank of England, Design for the North West Corner

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(16-18) Hayes & Wise 1799

Notes

A similar triumphal arch is seen in drawings 1 to 15. Drawing 16 includes niches on the front, a feature not included in drawings 17 and 18. In every other way, however, these three drawings are for the same design. The intermediate floor includes apsidal rooms having windows facing the rear of the building (see drawing 13). On the ground floor, both sides of the recess have a door below semicircular-headed opening.

The arch in drawings 17 and 18 is approximately 25'8" high. Drawing 16 shows a taller front, with the capitals at 29 feet, one foot higher than those in drawings 17 and 18, but this discrepancy may be due to the drawing's aspect.

Level

Drawing

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