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Reference number

SM (37) 10/2/1 (38) 10/4/15

Purpose

Designs for the attic of the south front, one dated 18 February 1824 (2)

Aspect

37 Elevation 38 Elevation; (verso) rough (pencil) elevation of a balustrade

Scale

(37-38) bar scale

Inscribed

37 The Bank of England, Design for part of the attic / South front 38 The Bank of England, Part of the attic in South Front and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(37) 18th Feby / 1824

Hand

(37) Soane office (38) Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawing 37 has a design for an attic on two planes. The back, shaded in grey, has two fluted pilasters surmounted by urns and connected by a panel with three arched openings. The cornice and blocking course, shown in white, is ornamented with two plinths supporting pediments. Drawing 38 shows a 4 foot tall urn raised on a pedestal.

Level

Drawing

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