- Robert and James Adam office drawings
There is a duplicate of this drawing in an Adam office hand and datable to c1783 within the National Trust drawings collection at Nostell Priory. There is also an executed working drawing and an unexecuted working drawing for this ceiling, also in an Adam office hand, and dated 1783, within the National Trust drawings collection.
There are two working drawings showing walls for the room, both in Adam office hands and dated 1783 within the National Trust collection, and another five for the columns, cornice, soffit and entablature in the room, one of which is in the private drawings collection of Lord St Oswald.
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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