(25) bar scale of 3½ inches to 10 feet
(26) National Debt Redemption and Life Annuity Office (on building)
Signed and dated
(26) Lincolns Inn Fields / Novr 7th 1817
Medium and dimensions
(25) Pen and sepia washes, shaded on thin wove paper (578 x 703) (26) pen, sepia, raw umber, burnt umber and blue washes with single ruled and sepia wash over burnt umber wash on wove paper (465 x 587)
George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60) with Edward Foxhall (1793-1862, pupil 1812-1821) and Henry Parke (1790-1835, pupil 1814-1820) from Day Book
A variant of earlier designs C1-C3 (drawings 18-21) but here the composition of projecting bays (first, third and fifth) emphasised by panel pilasters includes the top three storeys rather than two on the elevation. The perspective (drawing 26) shows the same composition but with the first storey not recessed. The elevation (drawing 25) appears to be unfinished with plain pilasters (panelled in the perspective) and lacking the incised semicrcle with Greek fret stop that outlines the heads of three ground floor windows (shown in the perspective). It may be that the shading on the elevation is incorrect and thus misleading or that these are two variant designs.
The door on the side elevation has a two-storey porch (as do variant designs C2, C3 and E).
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