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image Image 1 for SM (39) volume 60/172 (40) volume 60/173
image Image 2 for SM (39) volume 60/172 (40) volume 60/173
  • image Image 1 for SM (39) volume 60/172 (40) volume 60/173
  • image Image 2 for SM (39) volume 60/172 (40) volume 60/173

Reference number

SM (39) volume 60/172 (40) volume 60/173

Purpose

Designs for the houses, April 1808 (2)

Aspect

39 Perspective Sketch of a Design for the proposed New Bank Buildings in Princes Street taken from Lothbury, north east of the new houses, with the Tivoli corner of the Bank of England in view 40 Perspective Sketch of a Design for "New Bank Buildings" in Princes Street taken from Lothbury, north of the new houses, with the Tivoli corner of the Bank of England in view

Inscribed

39 as above 40 as above

Signed and dated

  • (39, 40) April 13 1808

Medium and dimensions

(39, 40) Pen, sepia, raw Sienna, blue and grey washes with a sepia wash border on wove paper (317 x 513, 316 x 513) affixed at corners to pp. 147 and 148 of volume 60, numbered 172 and 173

Hand

(39, 40) Seward, Malton or Underwood (Day Books)

Notes

Drawings 39 and 40 are rough, with no ruled lines and very few details. Nevertheless they show the new houses in full, including the extension to No. 5. Perhaps of most significance is that the new houses are shown in relation to the Tivoli corner of the Bank of England, which is in the foreground.

Level

Drawing

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