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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
Width: 28cm
Depth: 28cm

Museum number: MC37

Curatorial note

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.


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