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image SM (14) 11/1/5

Reference number

SM (14) 11/1/5

Purpose

Design for the pedimented wall ornament in the Discount Office Lobby, 27 November 1805

Aspect

14 Part-section of the entablature; and details of mouldings

Scale

to a scale and (Soane) full size

Inscribed

as above, (Soane) lettered A and B (multiple times), face of tablet B, Rustic, next Passage / see sketch book / for mouldings / at large, part of the Entrance / to the Discount Office, 7"½, (office) The Bank of England

Signed and dated

L.I.F. Novr 27: 1805

Hand

Soane

Watermark

1805

Notes

The lobby has a fireplace on the south wall and a lantern raised on a coved ceiling. Drawing 14 is a rough drawing in Soane's hand for the ornamental pedimented panel, with corner antefixes surrounding an anthemion motif.

Level

Drawing

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