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Henry Parke (c.1792 - 1835)

Soane office: perspective view of the Soane Tomb in the churchyard of Old St Pancras Church, London, drawn by Henry Parke

c.1816

Watercolour on paper

Museum number: P12

Curatorial note

This perspective view of the tomb that John Soane designed for his wife Eliza after her death on 22 November 1815 is by Henry Parke who joined John Soane's architectural office as a pupil in November 1814 and remained until 1820. It originally hung on the door between the 'Little Study', where it is thought that Soane liked to work, and his Dressing Room, on the ground floor of 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Literature

J. Soane, Description, 1832, p.xii
Helen Dorey, 'The Historic Framing and presentation of watercolours, drawings and prints at Sir John's Museum', in ed. Nancy Bell, Historic Framing and Presentation of Watercolours and Prints, Proceedings of the Conference of the Institute of Paper Conservation June 1996, pp. 20-31


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