Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [10] Full size details


  • image SM 77/4/14

Reference number

SM 77/4/14


[10] Full size details


Details of Ionic capital


full size


The Revd W. S. Willes, Capital of Column full size, Section of the Profile on the line a - b, Section of the Profile, Section thro' centre of abacus, Twenty four eggs round the / neck of the whole column, Profile of Capital full size verso Revd W.S.Willes

Signed and dated

  • 23/10/1805
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / Oct 23 : 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red pen, sepia wash, pricked for transfer, on wove paper with several fold marks (515 x 634)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


A masterly working drawing for an important details by the now very experienced Seward.



Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

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).