- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
W. Marston Acres, The Bank of England from Within, 1694-1900, Vol. II, 1931, pp. 433-4; P. Leach and N. Pevsner, Yorkshire West Riding Leeds, Bradford and the North, 2009, p. 440.
Jill Lever, February 2013
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).
Contents of Leeds, Yorkshire: Bank of England branch: survey drawings, design for alterations and related documents for five premises in Commerical Street, Albion Street and Park Row and New Bond Street, 1826-1827 (30)
- Survey plans with memorandum, of Mr Bracewell's premises in Commercial Street, December 1826 - January 1827 (5)
- Design for alterations to Mr Bracewell's premises in Commercial Street, January 1827 (5)
- Preliminary survey drawings of Farrer Williamson & Co.'s premises in Albion Street, 1826 (6)
- Survey plans and elevation, with memorandum, of Farrer Williamson & Co.'s premises in Albion Street, December 1826-January 1827 (4)
- Survey plan and perspective with printed particulars of Mr Makin's premises in Park Row and New Bond Street North, May 1827 (3)
- Survey plan and elevation, with memorandum, of Mr Hey's premises in Commercial Street, May 1827 (3)
- Preliminary and finished survey drawings of Mr John Goodman's premises in Park Row (3)
- Estate plan, 1819