- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
Drawing 63 is dated 1815, however, the watermark date of the paper is 1820, which suggests the drawing was drawn at a later date either as a record drawing or as a drawing exercise in elevations and sections by a pupil, both of which would probably have been copied from an earlier working or design drawing.
To see views of the original vestibule, now part of the Treasury, go to drawings 2-3 and 6 in sub-scheme 5. 'Alterations to the Rotunda vestibule' under phase 1. 1788-92 ... (SM volume 75/21-23).
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).