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Model for the Bank of England, London, centre bay, north (Lothbury) front, designed by Sir John Soane

Painted wood

Height: 56cm
Width: 58.4cm
Depth: 11.4cm

Museum number: MP215

Curatorial note

Scale 2ft to 1in. In extending the screen wall along Lothbury to twice its original length during 1802-03, Soane gave considerable thought to providing a suitable feature for the centre of the entire frontage. Objections having been raised to his proposal for a Corinthian hexastyle portico, he eventually settled for a more modest projection, as shown here which was erected in 1805. An alternative treatment of its attic is provided by M264.

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


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