National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Morning or the EAST, Evening or the WEST, Bank of England, Bullion Court


Type Relief

     MORNING or THE EAST (also known as THE GANGES) EVENING or THE WEST (also known as THE THAMES) Each roundel contains, at the bottom, a reclining male River God. Above him, a chariot is driven across the heavens by a female charioteer. Above the chariot is an infant genius. In the roundel representing Morning, the chariot is pulled in an upward direction by a team of four horses. The infant genius stands on a globe held by the female charioteer, and pours coin from a small horn of plenty. In the roundel representing Evening, two horses pull the chariot downwards. The reins of one of the horses are held by the charioteer, whilst the other's are held by the infant genius, who also swoops downwards.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Banks, Thomas Sculptor
Soane, John Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Morning and Evening Marble c. 80 (Dia)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road None
Precise location Bank of England - Between the columns on the Lothbury Courtyard Screen
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design 1801
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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