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        The Bank of England, engraved by D. Havell

        Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer (1792-1864) (after). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, as it is seen in this engraving, was built by Sir John Soane (1753-1837) in 1788; It was remodelled by the architect Sir Herbert Baker (1862-1946) in 1933 and much of the original building was demolished, amounting to what the architectural writer Nikolaus Pevsner as "the greatest architectural crime, in the City of London, of the twentieth century"; Daniel Havell (1785-1826) Provenance: Private Collection.


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