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Copy of letter from Soane to J M W Turner enclosing a cheque

Date

  • 3-7 May 1826
    Letter dated 9 July 1826; cheque dated 10 July 1826

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Folded sheet with enclosed cheque

Creator

Soane, Sir John (1753--1837)

Description

In answer to the letter Turner left with him yesterday evening he encloses a draft for 500 Guineas, the price named in Turner's first letter. He requests that Turner take charge of the picture until he can find a suitable place for it, or a purchaser.
Enclosed: cheque on Grote, Prescot and Grote for £525

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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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