- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- September 1822
Lincolns Inn Fields / September 1822
It is signed-off on the bottom left-hand corner
Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Books record Bailey working on designs from early to mid-September alongside others. However, the -N and writing of 'Church' conform to Bailey's hand
John 2003, pp. 52, 57, fig. 44
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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