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Model for the Bank of England, London, a shell ornament flanked by two scroll ornaments, model for the ornament used at the corners of the Attic, designed by Sir John Soane

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Museum number: MC6

Curatorial note

Full scale. A study for a large ornament consisting of two scrolls surmounted by a shell. This first appears to either end of the original Lothbury front of 1795-96 as a terminal feature to the north-east and north-west corners of the bank; the latter corner however was removed in 1805 when the frontage was extended to meet the new Princes Street. The same ornament was similarly placed on the other two corners when the new front was erected between 1823 and 1825. The model is straight in plan unlike the executed motif, which follows the curve of the corners on which it is situated.


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