• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5697

    Christie's Interiors

    27 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 254

    Sir John Soane, R.A. (1753-1837)

    The three-per-cent Consols Transfer Office, Bank of England; and Pitshanger Manor House, Ealing

    Price Realised  

    Sir John Soane, R.A. (1753-1837)
    The three-per-cent Consols Transfer Office, Bank of England; and Pitshanger Manor House, Ealing
    pen and grey ink and grey wash, in one frame
    3¾ x 6¼ in. (9.5 x 15.9 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Visit www.christies.com for additional information on this lot. The first drawing is a reduced version of Soane's design of 1797-9, seen in six larger drawings in the Soane Museum (Soane, folio V, nos. 8,9, 49, 64, and pp. 111-2; cf. exhibition, Royal Academy, The Age of Neo-Classicism, 1972, no. 1341). The style of the present drawing is closely comparable to that of several of Soane's small-scale preliminary designs for the Bank, suggesting that it may be by the architect himself.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage