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New Surgeon's apartments and Artificer's yard, 1818-22 and 1827 (4)

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The SM collection holds only three drawings for the later of Soane’s Chelsea works: two drawings for the Surgeon’s apartments and one for the Artificers’ Yard. Useful additions to the SM collection for these two buildings are in The National Archives (Works 31/241 and 246). The new Artificers’ Yard was built between 1822 and 1823 and the Surgeon and Whitster’s residence was built between 1821 and 1823 at a cost of £6,976.16.3 – the main part for the Hospital surgeon, Thomas Keate, a close personal friend of Soane. The latter survives today.



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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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Contents of New Surgeon's apartments and Artificer's yard, 1818-22 and 1827 (4)