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15v to 18v (SM volume 162)

Purpose

15v to 18v (SM volume 162)

Notes

Soane's translation of the Italian version of George III's declaration of war of 1778 against France following its alliance with the Americans in their War of Independence. The translation begins: The justifying memorial of the King of / Great Britain to serve as answer to the / exposition of the motives which have / induced the King of France &c ... and ends ... & Europe know just bounds to those naval / Victories which do not exist but in the / Gazzett[e] & in the declarations of pretended / Conquerors

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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