(14) bar scale (15) bar scale and (full size) (16) full size; (verso) to a scale
14 The Bank of England and dimensions given
15 as above, Bank of England, Elevation of Niche for front next Lothbury, Moldings, (Copy) and (some in pencil) dimensions given
16 as above, Bottom part of the Architrave / Cill to Recesses; (verso) Section through the recess, plan of the recess and dimensions given
Signed and dated
- (14) Lincolns Inn Fields / April 27th 1805 (15) LIF / April 27th 1805
(14) 1802 (15) Hayes & Wise (1799? sheet trimmed)
In 1805, blind Tivoli windows were added to both the existing screen wall on Lothbury Street and the new north-west extension. The blind Tivoli window on the Bank façade is a modification of the surviving window at the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli. The temple measurements by George Dance in 1762 were copied by Soane in the 1780s (Richardson, p. 136) and subsequently used in Soane's designs for orders, columniations and ornament on the façade of the Bank of England. Blind Tivoli windows were added to both the new and existing screen wall on Bartholomew Lane, Lothbury and Princes Streets. The windows are a derivation of the Tivoli window: the original window opening is narrower at the top than at the bottom, has a shouldered architrave and a flat, shouldered sill and is crowned by a cornice. Soane's Tivoli window is also narrower at the top, shouldered sill and a cornice, but the architrave is not shouldered. The windows are 10'7"1/8 tall.
M. Richardson, 'John Soane and the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli', Architectural History, vol. 46, 2003, pp. 129-145.
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