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Model for the Bank of England, London, (designed by John Soane) for an entablature after that of the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli.

Museum number: M194

Curatorial note

This is a model for Soane's Bank of England and is for an entablature of Soane's own design combining the garlands and bukrania of the entablature of the Roman Temple of Vesta at Tivoli with a greek key pattern.

John Wilton Ely has identified it as part of the entablature of the executed design for the North-East 'Tivoli' corner of the Bank of England.

It was described in the earliest Museum inventories (1837) as a Model of a piece of Entablature designed after that of the Temple of Tivoli and in the Bank of England – stone.

Literature

John Wilton-Ely, 'Catalogue of the architectural models at Sir John Soane's Museum', Architectural History 1969, cat. no. 28.


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