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image SM (8) 10/4/11

Reference number

SM (8) 10/4/11

Purpose

Working drawing for pedestal, 2 October 1804

Aspect

8 Detail of (Soane) Base & Surbase / to the Pedestals at / the end of Princes Street / & Lothbury

Scale

full size

Inscribed

as above

Signed and dated

Bank Octr 2d 1804

Hand

Soane

Watermark

1802

Notes

The working drawing is for the base of a column, probably that of the blind portico on Princes Street. Despite the inscription indicating that the design is for the 'the end of Princes Street / & Lothbury', the drawing is too early to be for that corner of the Bank; the north-west corner, Tivoli Corner, was not built for another two years.

Level

Drawing

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