- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- (31) Wednesday Janry 4th 1815 (32) G Basevi Saturday Janry 7 1815 (33) G Basevi Taken January 10th 1815 (34) datable to January 1815 (35) G U Jany 7th 1815
This bay cuts through one of the three offices Soane had inserted on the east side of the vestibule in 1791 and the views show the construction of the new passage within the pre-existing structure.
Drawing 35 could be in the hand of George Allen Underwood who was a pupil in Soane's office between 1807 and May 1815. It does seem to be of a different drawing style compared with the other drawings within the sketchbook and it has been pasted, rather than directly drawn into the book.
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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