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Reference number

SM (53) 10/1/11 (54) 10/1/12

Purpose

Preliminary record drawings of Bank, by Soane, 24 December 1836 (2)

Aspect

53-54 South elevation; (verso) unrelated plan with laid out wall elevations

Scale

(53-54) bar scale

Inscribed

53 (verso) dimensions and (Soane) fanlight / window / Nov. 20 99

Signed and dated

(53) Saturday 24 decr 1836 (54) Saturday 24 decr 1836

Hand

(53-54) Soane

Notes

Drawings 53 and 54 are elevations of the Threadneedle Street front, in coloured washes, made by Soane on Saturday December 24th 1836, only a few weeks before his death in January 1837. Drawing 53 includes part of an adjacent building on the right-hand side of the sheet; otherwise, the drawings are the same.

Level

Drawing

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