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Reference number

SM (57) 1/6/34 (58) 1/6/35

Purpose

Designs for a pedimented attic over a portico on a segmental plan, 7 and 8 June 1805 (2)

Aspect

57 Longitudinal section of the columns in antis and attic; and front elevation of the attic 58 Longitudinal section showing the columns in antis and attic

Scale

(57) to a scale (58) bar scale

Inscribed

57 The Bank of England, Sketch of a Design for the attic North West End 58 The Bank of England, Sketch of a Design for the attic North West [End]

Signed and dated

(57) April 1805 and June 7 1805 (58) June 8th 1805

Hand

(57-58) Soane and Soane office

Watermark

(57-58) 1802

Notes

The section reveals the alignment of the columns in antis with the attic. Drawing 58 includes a patera in the ceiling of the recess.

The pencil amendments in drawing 57 date from 7 June, with semicircular-headed openings on the face of the attic's lower stage and modifications to the antefixes at the corners of the pediment. In drawing 58, similar amendments are made by Soane in brown pen. A base and cornice are also added to blocking course, and ornamentation added to the panelled pilasters.

Level

Drawing

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