- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
In part, this may be due to Soane formulating two variant designs. One has a triple pediment arrangement, the other has only one central pediment, which seems to be the version chosen. In arrangement and composition all the altarpieces for Soane's churches are identical, with the panels from left to right consisting of: The Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles' Creed.
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.
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Contents of Designs for the altarpiece, St John's, Bethnal Green, London, September-October 1827 
-  Design for an altarpiece for St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 28 September 1827
-  Design for an altarpiece for St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, September-October 1827
-  Design for an altarpiece for St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 10 October 1827
-  Design for the altar rail and enclosure for the altarpiece at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 10 October 1827
-  Elevations and sections for the mouldings of the altarpiece at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 10 October 1827
-  Design for the corner of the altarpiece at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 10 October 1827