- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- (17) Lincolns Inn Fields / 18th Augt 1825 (18) Lincolns Inn Fields / (Copy) 30th Augt 1825 (19) (Soane) Lincolns Inn / Fields / (?George Bailey) 2nd Sepr 1825 (20) Lincolns Inn Fields / 3rd Octobr 1825 (21) (Soane) L. I. Fields / 17 Novr 1825
The 'eating room' designed by Soane (top-right of drawings 17-21) occupies a former yard at the back of No. 11. Due to the position of the room it had to be top-lit to provide enough light. The ceiling (for which no drawings are known to survive) has a canopy dome flanked by two skylights, shown in blue wash on drawings 17-19, an almost identical arrangement to Soane's own breakfast room at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields.
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).