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Reference number

SM (109) 11/2/4 (110) 11/2/2 (111) 11/2/3 (112) 11/2/1

Purpose

Survey drawings, September 1821 (4)

Aspect

109 General Plan of the Five Houses in Princes Street forming "New Bank Buildings" - erected 1807-1810 110 Front Elevation 111 Elevation of the front in Lothbury 112 Front Elevation

Scale

(109, 112) bar scales of 1/7 inch to 1 foot (110, 111) bar scales equivalent to 9/32 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

109 as above, labelled: Plan of the Ground Floor, No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4, No 5 and dimensions given 110 as above, labelled: The Bank of England, The new Houses in Princes Street built in 1808-1810 and some dimensions given 111 as above, labelled: The Bank of England, The new Houses in Princes Street built in 1808-1810 and some dimensions given 112 as above, labelled: The Bank of England, The new Houses in Princes Street built in 1808-1810 and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (109) 4th Septr 1821 (110) 7th Septr 1821 (111) 10th Septr 1821 (112) 20th Septr 1821

Medium and dimensions

(109) Pen, grey and blue washes, pricked for transfer on stout wove paper (462 x 725) (110, 111) pen, red pen, burnt Sienna, black, sepia and raw umber washes, pricked for transfer on stout wove paper (522 x 734, 526 x 730) (112) pen, burnt Sienna, black, sepia and raw umber washes on stout wove paper (526 x 736)

Hand

(109-112) Charles Edward Papendiek (1801-35, pupil 1818-24)

Watermark

(109-112) Smith & Allnutt 1817

Notes

Drawings 109-112 show the New Bank Buildings 11 years after they were completed. The pilasters on the front and Lothbury elevations have incised Ionic capitals. An incised Ionic capital had been designed for Soane by George Dance in c.1799 to be used in the Consols Transfer Office of the Bank of England (SM volume 42/192). This same design was also used on the Soane monument (1816), but a more simplified version - closer to that shown on drawings 110-112 - appears on an unexecuted design for a decorative attic for the Bank of England, dated 1823 (SM volume 60/138). Over each of the windows on the ground floor is an incised semicircle with a Greek fret stop, a motif also used on the National Debt Redemption Office (q.v.).

Level

Drawing

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