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Reference number

SM volume 57/34


[6] Elevations/sections of north and south walls and plan, April/May 1787


Section No 3: elevations/sections of north and south walls and plan as in drawing 5 but with more attention to the picture hanging; (pencil) additions include: detail of Ionic column labelled Impost and elevation of columnar screen.


1/7 of an inch to one foot approximately


as above, View of Gall[ery], Best Staircase, Blue Staircase, Apollo, Skylight (twice), Dentil / cornice / antique / Ionic, some dimensions given and calculations

Signed and dated

  • April 1787 - May 1787
    datable to April/May 1787 (see notes in group folder)

Medium and dimensions

bown pen and pencil on laid paper (349 x 297) Drawings 1-6 are on the same type of thin laid paper, each with three or four fold marks. All of the drawings are pasted into an album with (blue) sugar paper leaves (volume 57)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


not available (affixed at corners and edges)


For further reading see J. Lever, 'The Soane-Dance collaboration, 1771-1799', Architectural History: Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, volume 53, pp.163-190



Exhibition history

Palaces of Art: Art Galleries in Britain 1790-1990, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 27 November 1991 - 1 March 1992; Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, 12 March - 3 May 1992

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