- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- (93) August 11th 1818 (95) November 20th 1818 (96) 25th Novr 1818
A comparison of drawing 93 with drawing 66, a plan of the ground floor dated 19 March 1818, shows this to be a room marked 'Savings Bank Office' that has three windows at the rear of the building and facing eastwards.
The trussed partition wall of drawing 94 is for a room 22 feet wide and with two doors, the vertical running dimensions are marked: 1'9" + 3" + 1'10" + 3" + 1'9½" + 3"+ 1'10½" + 4½" + 1'5" + 3" +1'4" + 3½" + 1'4" + 4" (13 feet 4 inches). The room has not been identified.
Drawing 95 is for a room with dimensions marked 16 feet 6 inches wide and with one door; and for another room marked 18 feet 3 inches wide and with two doors (marked 2 feet 6½ inches and 3 feet 9 inches respectively). Thes rooms have not been identified.
Drawing 96 is for a room marked 15 feet 4¾ inches wide and marked 7 feet ¼ inch + 3 feet 1 inch (10 feet 1¼ inches) high with three doors marked 3 feet 6½ inches, 3 feet 6½ inches and 3 feet 6 inches. The other cross-braced partition is for a room marked 15 feet 4¾ inches wide and 10 feet 7¾ inches high. These rooms have not been identified.
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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