(23) Inch scale and full size (24) full size (25) Inch Scale, to a scale of 6 Inches / to a foot and full size (26) NB The Scale is 6 Inches to a foot (27) 1 inch to 1 foot and full size (28-29) Scale of ½ Inch to a Foot and Scale 6 Inches to a foot (30-31) Scale, an Inch to a foot (32-33) Scale 3 Ins to a foot
23-33 as above, Norwich Castle and as (or very close to) related drawings 15-22
Signed and dated
(23,27) May 2nd: 1791
Medium and dimensions
(23-33) Pen, sepia and light blue washes, shaded, some hatching on cartridge paper, (28 and 30) on thicker cartridge paper (665 x 540 or 540 x 665 average)
Several sets of detail drawings for the 'finishing' would have been made for tendering by various tradesmen. Soane's office 'Day book 1791' has an entry under Norwich Castle for 2 May: 'copying working drawgs / of Ironwork &c' Chawner' and 'Wiliams / Blogg'. Another entry for 3 May 1791 has: 'Norwich Castle / Chawner / Blogg / Meyer / Williams ... drawing the workg drawgs / which are this day sent'. Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1789-1796) and Frederick Meyer (1777-?, pupil 1791-9) were pupils, William Blogg (1761-?) an improver who was employed in the office for just four months and Williams may have been Richard Williams a clerk from 1789 to1803.
It would have been important to the Norwich City Corporation to know the costs for the project and the finishing - because of the scale of the works - would have been extensive. See general note for costs.
Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation
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