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Reference number

Vol 70

Purpose

Octavo Sketchbook containing 22 sketches and plans of the Bank of England, showing various portions of the building during the course of construction, 1814-15. Insc: (frontispiece) Sketches of the New Entrance/to the Rotunda at the Bank/from the Pay Hall Court/made during the progress of the Works in the Year 1814-15 and (on spine) Sketches of Bank 1815. Grey paper boards, cracked paper spine (250 x 160)

Inscribed

(frontispiece) Sketches of the New Entrance/to the Rotunda at the Bank/from the Pay Hall Court/made during the progress of the Works in the Year 1814-15 and (on spine) Sketches of Bank 1815

Medium and dimensions

Grey paper boards, cracked paper spine (250 x 160)

Level

Drawing

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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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