- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).
Contents of Designs and working drawing for the various elements of the tower, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 1823-24 (6)
-  Design for the tower, St Peter's, Walworth, London, c.1823-24
-  Design for an Ionic column, architrave, and balustrade at the base of the tower, St Peter's, Walworth, London, January 1823
-  Design for of a baluster at the base of the tower, St Peter's, Walworth, London, October 1823
-  Design for the bell frame within the tower, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 19 March 1824
-  Design for a weather vane atop the tower, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 24 May 1824
-  Working drawing for the clock face on the tower, St Peter's Walworth, London, July 1824