- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- 3 April 1830 - 7 April 1830
(47) April 3rd 1830 (48) April 3d 1830 (49) April 5th 1830 (50) 7th April 1830
On the verso of drawing 50 are rough details of the Picture Room at the rear of 14 Lincoln's Inn Fields. The Soane office Day Books record Charles James Richardson making 'drawings of the Picture Room on stone' between 19 and 30 March 1830, probably in preparation for the first edition of the Description of the Residence of Sir John Soane, Architect (1830).
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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