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image SM (52) volume 60/44

Reference number

SM (52) volume 60/44

Purpose

Composite drawing of views showing the street fronts before rebuilding, 1827

Aspect

52 View of the South West Corner; View in Threadneedle Street; View of Part of the old front next Threadneedle Street built by Robert Taylor

Inscribed

as above, The Bank of England

Signed and dated

1827

Watermark

Cansell 1824

Notes

The view at the bottom of the sheet, showing the poor state of the pre-existing screen wall (built by Robert Taylor in 1765) and with the railing included in the drawing, is a rough copy of SM 11/7/9, a drawing for Soane's Lecture XII at the Royal Academy (Watkin). The smaller drawing at the bottom-left of the sheet is a copy of drawing 44, made on site by a pupil in October 1824. The bottom-left of the sheet has a copy of drawing 42, also made by a pupil in October 1824.

Literature

D. Watkin, Sir John Soane: englightenment thought and the Royal Academy lectures, 1996, p. 654.

Level

Drawing

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