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image SM volume 57/36

Reference number

SM volume 57/36

Purpose

[7] Presentation drawing showing plan and elevations/sections of north and south walls, April/May 1787

Aspect

Copy of a presentation drawing showing plan and elevations/sections of north and south walls and close in design to drawing 6 but more precisely drawn. Two roundels have been added and the plasterwork is more detailed with, for example, angels in the spandrels of the domes.

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to one foot with distinctive three dots above the marks of division

Inscribed

(no inscriptions)

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

pen, sepia, light blue, Indian red and pink washes, shaded on laid paper (279 x 472) All of the drawings are pasted into an album with (blue) sugar paper leaves (volume 57)

Hand

attributed to Dance, George (1741--1825), draughtsman
attributed to George Dance (1741-1825) (see notes in group folder)

Watermark

not available (affixed at corners and edges)

Literature

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

Level

Drawing

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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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