- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
34 Reduced copy of details of Blocking Course & Cornice to the / Mansion House
35 Reduced copy of details of cornice for Letton Hall
36 Copy of details for Door Architrave
(34) as above, Plan of the Angle, Section of / the Blocking / Course, Stone, Brick, Wall Line
(35) as above, labelled Brick (three times), Stone, 6 Inches (twice) and 3 Inches
(36) as above, Letton Hall, Front of Brickwork, Plan, Floor of Hall, This part of / the Architrave / to be worked with / & be of the same / Stone as the / front Step / a rebate in / 2 Course of the / Brickwork to be / left, as the Step / will not be set / until the House / is finished.
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.
Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).