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Reference Number

SM (54) 1/6/33 (55) 1/6/32 (56) 10/4/10

Purpose

Variant designs for a pedimented attic, April 1805 (3)

Aspect

54 Front elevation 55 Front elevation 56 Elevation and section; (verso) rough unidentified plans

Scale

(54-55) bar scale (56) to a scale

Inscribed

54 The Bank of England, Sketch of a Design for part of the attic / North West End, (pencil, Soane) 20.3 55 The Bank of England, Sketch of a Design for part of the attic / North West End and dimensions given (Soane): 19.07/8, 1:4½, 5:5, 7.4 3/8 56 The Bank, 3 In:, (three times)

Signed and dated

(54) April 24th 1805 (55) April 24th 1805 (56) Apl 18: 1805

Watermark

(54) 1802

Hand

(54-55) Soane and Soane office (56) Soane

Notes

The antefixes at either end of the pediment rest directly on the pediment at an angle, rather than (as is common in Soane's architecture) at the ends of the pediment. Drawing 56 is amended for adjusting the corner of the pediment.

On drawing 54, Soane's alterations in brown pen show cornices added to the pilasters on the lower stage. Feint pencil lines indicate a wider second stage.

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