- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
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John Buxton and Charles Tyrrell are the most frequently mentioned pupils in the Day Book at this stage, working on the plans for the next three designs incorporating the almshouses into the new range.
In June 1811 Soane was called away on other business to Devonshire, Somerset and Hertfordshire and so no work was done in the office on Dulwich until 10 July when Bailey and Buxton drew the scheme design for the meeting on 12 July.
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 Three further alternative designs, May 1811 (6)
- Presentation drawing for alternative Design No 6 for a wider H-plan
- Presentation drawings for alternative designs Design No 7 and Design No 8 on a quadrangular plan (3)
- Alternative designs for the new Gallery range (2)