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Reference number

SM (44) 11/3/19 (45) 11/3/18

Purpose

Designs for porch to house No. 1 and portico to house No. 3, ?July 1808 (2)

Aspect

44 Plan of Portico of House No 3 45 Plan and elevation of Portico to House No 3

Scale

(44) bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot (45) to a scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

44 as above, labelled: The Bank of England / New Houses in Princes Street, face of Basement Story, face of String Course and dimensions given 45 as above, labelled: The Bank of England / New Houses in Princes Street and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (44) 1807 (45) 1807-8

Medium and dimensions

(44) Pen and burnt Sienna wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (334 x 536) (45) brown pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (478 x 335)

Hand

(44, 45) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(44) 1806

Notes

The dates given for drawings 44 and 45 - as with many of the titles and dates on the drawings in the Soane Museum - were added later by George Bailey when he was the museum's curator (1837-60). As such they may not be accurate. These two drawings, for example, were probably made in 1808. The first drawing to show the portico to house No. 3 with four columns is drawing 38, dated February 1808; prior to this, the portico had been drawn with only two columns. In drawings 44 and 45, the portico is semicircular and the entablature is supported by four baseless Tuscan columns (and two pilasters). Furthermore, an entry in the Soane office Day Books for 8 July 1808 records George Allen Underwood (Soane's assistant) drawing an 'elevation of [the] porch of No 3 in Princes Street'.

Level

Drawing

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