The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, City of London: close-up of the caryatids around the lantern in the Four Per Cent (later Old Dividend) Office

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5995
Architect/DesignerSoane, Sir John (1753-1837)
Artist/PhotographerJoel, Humphrey
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1824
Image Date1925
Library Reference32923/126
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This photograph, taken prior to the rebuilding of the bank, comes from the Francis William Troup archive held at the RIBA Library. Troup was a consultant architect to the Bank of England and prepared designs for the rebuilding of the Threadneedle site in 1920. The commission was given to Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 with whom Troup worked initially as supervising architect.

Subject tags

banks, lanterns, caryatids