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163r (SM volume 162)


163r (SM volume 162)


<>Florence / Sattin Breeches - 43P.[au]l / Dutens 12 (paul) ('Dutens' refers to the book by Louis Dutens, Itinéraire des routes les plus fréquentées, ou journal d'un voyage aux villes principales de l'Europe, en 1768, 1769, 1770, et 1771, published 1777. See Catalogue entry for transcript of marginal notes by Soane (in this Sketchbook catalogue) under Itinéraire des routes les plus fréquentées ...) / Dictionary 48 (paul) (There are in Soane's library two copies of Abel Boyer's Le dictionnaire royal françois-anglois et anglois-françois ..., one published in 1759 and another earlier edition of 1756 that is inscribed on the title-page John Soan- 1780.)



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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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