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  • image SM 35/3/37

Reference number

SM 35/3/37


[34] Record drawing of basement plan


Plan of the Basement Story


1/12 inch to 1 foot


as above, John Thomson Esqre / Roehampton

Signed and dated

  • 00/00/1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, quadruple ruled and wash border, pricked for transfer on wove paper (486 x 700)


Soane office hand


Drawings [34]-[36] form a set made by the same hand and with the same borders and it is interesting to see, for example, the occupants of Soane's added wings. These drawing would have been made by a pupil as part of his education and at the same time as a record for Soane's own use. Often such drawings would be pasted into a folio volume and might be shown to colleagues and patrons as well as enjoyed by Soane himself.



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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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