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- Other Years: 1660s to 1690s
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 Designs by Edward Pearce
- Presentation design for a monument to John Withers and his wife Ann [Cutts, sister to John Lord Cutts], at the Church of St Mary, Arkesden, Essex
- Presentation design for a standing wall monument containing an unidentified man's bust in an oval panel
- Preparatory design for a hanging wall monument with a blank inscription panel of suspended cloth
- Design for a monument to Viscount Irvin of Temple Newsam, at St Mary's church, Whitkirk, Leeds.