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Model for a honeysuckle ornament on the attic of the Bank of England, London (designed by Sir John Soane), stone
Height: 25cm, approximate
Museum number: MC37
The block is carved on three sides and blank on the back. This block and its pair are shown in situ in Gandy's view of the courtyard which is part of the composite view P86. It seems from that view that the block was placed with its blank face onto the Monument Court. This ensured that when looking from Dining Room a carved face was visible and shows just how important that view was to Soane. A flower pot stood on top of it which presumably explains the cement residues there.
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