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Reference number

SM (3) 63/6/15

Purpose

Presentation drawing showing the executed design

Aspect

3 Elevation

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

(Soane) Black marble / Dove marble / Statuary, or white marble

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and Payne's grey washes, on laid paper with three fold marks (226 x 378)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

horn within crowned cartouche and GR below

Notes

Drawing 3 is a presentation drawing of the monument, showing the chosen design. It could be the drawing presented to the client on 21 September 1788, though it is not on the 'card' as recorded in Soane's No 1. The drawing has fold marks indicating that it was transported to the client, and it has Soane's inscriptions that he probably made upon presenting the drawing. The inscriptions list the materials, specifying Black marble, Dove marble and Statuary (or white) marble.

Level

Drawing

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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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