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image Image 1 for SM volume 66/32, SM volume 66/33
image Image 2 for SM volume 66/32, SM volume 66/33
  • image Image 1 for SM volume 66/32, SM volume 66/33
  • image Image 2 for SM volume 66/32, SM volume 66/33

Reference number

SM volume 66/32, SM volume 66/33

Purpose

Record drawings (2)

Aspect

15-16 Copies of plans and elevation

Scale

(16) 1/32 in to 1 ft and (16) to a scale

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes, pencil;pen, raw umber and sepia washes, pencil, shaded on laid paper (495 x 702)

Hand

pupil

Watermark

Edmeades & Pine 1794

Notes

Drawing 15 is close to drawing 14 but with some variation in the internal arrangements. The original of drawing 16 no longer exists. The amendments to Soane's plan (drawing 14) of 1777 are not shown on these record drawings (presumably made by an unidentified pupil) on paper watermarked 1794 and that were presumably made before 1799 when Gandy made the perspectives that follow (drawings 17-19) drawn on a different type of paper but also watermarked 1794.

Literature

P. du Prey, John Soane’s architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.86; P. du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, p.71

Level

Drawing

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