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Reference number

SM volume 61/35


Record drawing of the Royal Gallery


Interior perspective looking towards the Ante Room with staffage

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia, raw umber, green, pink and blue washes with raw umber wash border on wove paper (355 x 277), pasted into volume 61


The transition from the Ante Room to the Royal Gallery is marked by a screen of two pairs of Ionic columns - those in the Ante Room coloured pink and those in the Gallery given a marble effect. On top of the screen is a sculpted coat of arms with lion and unicorn. The gallery itself is populated with painting and sculpture relating to British military and naval achievements. Of the artworks, only an equestrian statue - and two female admirers - can be seen in this 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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