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Model for the Bosanquet Monument, Leytonstone, version ‘A’, (designed by Sir John Soane), 1806, painted wood
Museum number: MP217
Scale ¾ft to 1in. During September 1806 Soane produced alternative designs for a monumental tomb to Samuel Bosenquet in St Mary’s churchyard in Leytonston. Of the four versions in model form, MP217, represented by drawings dated 4 September (40/6/35 and 40/6/36), comes closest to the executed design. Soane was also to consider one of the side elevations of Version’A’ for the de Loutherbourg monument in Chiswick in 1812 (drawing 6/5). This monument is now demolished.
Soane and Death, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 26 February - 12 May 1996
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