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image SM (106) 11/2/5

Reference number

SM (106) 11/2/5

Purpose

Survey drawing of New Bank Buildings showing the proposed site for the National Debt Redemption Office, December 1817

Aspect

106 General Plan of the Five Houses forming "New Bank Buildings" / together with the proposed site for the National Debt Redemption Office

Scale

bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, labelled: The Bank of England, No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5, Princes Street, Lothbury, Warehouse in the occupation of Messrs Mello, Pead & Co, Proposed Site of the National Debt Redemption / and Life Annuities Office, Old Jewry

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / 16 December 1817 and 16 Decr 1817

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer with a triple ruled, sepia and black wash border on wove paper (825 x 613)

Hand

Edward Foxhall (1793-1862, pupil 1812-21)

Watermark

J Whatman 1816

Notes

Drawing 106 shows the New Bank Buildings (as they were called from May 1812) and the proposed site for the National Debt Redemption Office, also designed by Soane and built in 1818. Pink and yellow washes are used to differentiate the five houses more clearly.

Level

Drawing

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