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Reference Number

SM (36) 12/1/6

Purpose

Record drawing of a four-columned portico in antis between paired columns projecting at an oblique angle to the main face, 3 November 1804

Aspect

36 Perspective looking east

Inscribed

View of a design for the North West Angle of the Bank of England

Signed and dated

Novr 3. 1804

Hand

Soane office

Notes

As in drawings 33 to 35, the corner consists of a portico in antis with splayed ends.The tiered attic is surmounted by a domed cap with an Ionic finial; urns stand on each corner of both tiers. A frieze of ox-heads and garlands decorates the frieze. A railing encloses the space between the pedestals of the socle, encircling the corner in a segmental curve.

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Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

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