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Model for the Bank of England, London, Bullion Office, designed by Sir John Soane, c.1807

Painted wood

Height: 21.5cm
Width: 20cm
Depth: 35cm

Museum number: M281

Curatorial note

Scale 5ft to 1in. During 1807-08 Soane rebuilt the Bullion Office to the east of Bullion Yard, work being completed by April 1808. This basic model indicates the broadest aspects of the design. Its three segmental vaults can be removed to show the plaster ribbing of the ceiling, the central one being emphasised by three shallow panels.

Exhibition history

John Soane Architect: Master of Space and Light, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 11 September - 3 December 1999; Centro Palladio, Vicenza, April - August 2000; Hôtel de Rohan, Paris, January - April 2001; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 16 May - 3 September 2001; Real Academia des Bellas Artes, Madrid, October - December 2001


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk