- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
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Variant preliminary designs for the Waiting Room Court and the Doric Vestibule are include din drawings 8 and 9. Drawing 8 shows windows between the loggia and the Waiting Room Court and drawing 9 shows piers. In later designs, the separation is achieved by a screen of columns whereas the built loggia incorporated four pairs of coupled antae.
The final design for the Doric Vestibule included two paired columns in both the north and south recesses, and paired columns at the entrance and the east end of the Vestibule. The stair to the east of the Vestibule was, in the final design, moved south of the entrance (thereby mirroring the stair at the north side of the entrance hall).
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).