Taken from the heart of the Sir John Soane's Museum, this design reproduces a composite watercolour of 12 views of various parts of the Bank of England by Joseph Michael Gandy (1771-1843). Digitally printed on a luxurious wool and silk blend with a textured weave and handfringed.
Part of a collection of colourful scarves incorporating silk squares, soft wool silk and luxurious cashmere, designed by PJ Studio Accessories in collaboration with Sir John Soane’s Museum.
From 1788 to 1833, John Soane was surveyor to the Bank of England and took responsibility for the Bank's maintenance and repairs, alterations and additions. During this time, Soane added two extensions and replaced nearly every room, more than doubling the building's area. This was largely in response to greater numbers of staff and increased business demands during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars which lasted from 1793 to 1815. Soane introduced more offices and work spaces, a secure and fireproof structure, and an ambitious design approach, making the Bank of England his most famous project.
Soane shared a great collaborative friendship with Joseph Michael Gandy, a draughtsman and architect in his own right who brought Soane’s architectural vision to life through a myriad of grand watercolours. For nearly 40 years the two geniuses supported each other – Gandy as showman, Soane as patron – and Gandy’s theatrical architectural watercolours are certainly one of the highlights of the museum’s collection.
About PJ Studio Accessories
The team behind PJ Studio Accessories have long been associated with creative design, taking inspiration from Art, Heritage, and the World of Nature. Claire and Sarah have always worked in colourful environments, most notably as part of the product development and senior management team at Liberty.
Measurements: 70 cm x 200 cm