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Box for architectural drawing instruments that formerly belonged to Athenian Stuart

Wood

Inscription: Inscribed on the inside of the lid in ink in capital letters, presumably by Soane: FORMERLY BELONGED TO POOR STUART

Museum number: X1232

Curatorial note

AB Inventory, 1837, lists amongst the Sundry Mathematical Instruments / Drawing Apparatus &c. found in various places (pp.144-145) but listed under the heading of the 'Writing desk in Breakfast Room' [No. 13 Breakfast Room]: '2 brass measures in a Box, which formerly belonged to Athenian Stuart, and Revett'. Sadly, the brass measures are no longer in the box nor in the Museum's collection.

Exhibition history

James "Athenian" Stuart, 1713-1788. The Rediscovery of Antiquity, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, 16 November 2006 - 18 February 2007; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 15 March - 24 June 2007


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk