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Reference number

SM (8) 12/2/11 (9) 12/2/12 (10) 12/2/14

Purpose

Presentation drawings showing variant designs for the Threadneedle Street front, 1816 (3)

Aspect

8 Elevation of the Front next Threadneedle Street, as proposed, Design No 1 and wall plan 9 Elevation of the Front next Threadneedle Street, as proposed, Design No 2 and wall plan 10 Perspective of the Threadneedle Street front

Scale

(8-9) bar scale

Inscribed

8 as above, (upper case) The Bank of England 9 as above, (upper case) The Bank of England 10 View of a Design for completing the South Front, The Bank of England

Signed and dated

(8-9) October 1816 (10) 1816

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(8) James Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1814

Notes

Drawings 8 to 10 show the entrance building unaltered. Variant designs replace Robert Taylor's screen walls. Drawing 8 shows a regular Corinthian colonnade supporting the balustraded entablature. Drawing 9 shows a similar design but the columns are in pairs. Drawing 10 is the same design as drawing 8, as viewed from the south-west. St Bartholomew's Church is on the right-hand side of the drawing.

See SM 12/2/13 for a Royal Academy Lecture drawing of a variant design for the Taylor screen wall, displayed at Soane's 5th Lecture in 1817.

Level

Drawing

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