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image Image 1 for SM (23) 10/1/17 (24) 10/1/16
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Reference number

SM (23) 10/1/17 (24) 10/1/16

Purpose

Variant designs for the south front, one dated 13 October 1823 (2)

Aspect

23 Part-elevation 24 Elevation

Scale

(23-24) bar scale

Inscribed

23 The Bank of England, (Bailey) Design for part of the South Front 1823 and some dimensions given 24 The Bank of England (Bailey) Sketch of a Design for rebuilding part of the South Front 1823

Signed and dated

(23) Lincolns Inn Fields / 1823 (24) Lincolns Inn Fields / 13th October 1823

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The drawings include variant attic designs. Erasure marks on drawing 23 indicate that pineapple finials were removed in the designs for the attic piers. Erasure marks on drawing 24 show alterations to the designs for the attics aligned with the large Vitruvian doors. Panels have also been added to the doors in pencil.

Level

Drawing

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