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image Image 1 for SM (9) volume 60/200 (10) 12/2/8
image Image 2 for SM (9) volume 60/200 (10) 12/2/8
  • image Image 1 for SM (9) volume 60/200 (10) 12/2/8
  • image Image 2 for SM (9) volume 60/200 (10) 12/2/8

Reference number

SM (9) volume 60/200 (10) 12/2/8

Purpose

Presentation drawings of the Princes Street screen wall, possibly for exhibition, with two blind porticos and a pedimented entrance, one dated 30 July 1805 (2)

Aspect

9-10 Elevation

Scale

(9-10) to a scale

Inscribed

9 (Bailey) Sketch of part of the West Front of the Bank of England 10 (Bailey) Elevation of part of the West Front of the Bank of Englnad

Signed and dated

(9) July 30 1805

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The screen wall is ornamented with blind twin Corinthian porticos as in drawing 7. The attic has a segmental acroterion. Drawings 9 and 10 show variant designs for this part of the attic, with drawing 10 including urns and a taller attic panel. The design for the entrance, however, is finalised.

A drawing, probably drawing 10, was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1806 under the title 'A view of the new entrance into the Bank of England, from Prince's Street'

Level

Drawing

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