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image Vol 82/6A

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Vol 82/6A

Purpose

Volume, entitled on front cover, Sketches and Drawings/of the/House and Museum of J. Soane Esq RA, containing 125 numbered plans, elevations, sections and watercolour views of Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, and drawings of objects in the Museum, 1825-1836. Bound in leather, tooled, with spine insc: House &/Museum of J. Soane Esq (475 x 310)

Notes

The majority are by J. M. Gandy & C. J. Richardson; one by Edward Davies (17) and another by Stephen Burchell (77). Filed within the volume are four pencil drawings of the House, Museum and objects, two s and d: H. Ansted Nov 1825

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Drawing

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

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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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