- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- (99) Novr. 1st. 1810 (100) Taken Novr 16th 1810, J.B. / Novr 19th. 1810 (101) Taken Novr 16. 1810, Fin[ishe]d Novr 24. 1810 / J.B (102) Taken Novr 16th. 1810, Fin[ishe]d. Novr 24th. 1810 / J.B
The cross section shown in drawing 100 corresponds to the end wall elevation shown in the perspective view of drawing 96. It also appears to coincide with the plan shown in drawing 98, cut across the line labelled 'AB'. Similarly, the longitudinal section of drawing 99 corresponds to plan 98, across the line 'AB', as labelled.
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).