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Reference number

SM 14/2/3


[105] Design and presentation drawing for the exterior, 14 and 20 January 1801


Perspective of the entrance front and Dance wing set in a landscape

Signed and dated

  • 14 January 1801 - 20 January 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow ochre, dark green, pale green, crimson, cerulean blue, Naples yellow, Payne's grey, Prussian blue and raw umber washes, watercolour technique, on wove paper (589 x 915)


Joseph Michael Gandy ARA (1771 - 1843), draughtsman
Benedictus Antonio van Assen (1767 - 1817, fl. c.1788), draughtsman
J.M. Gandy (1771-1843) and additions by A. van Assen


Helen Dorey, 'Sir John Soane's Pitzhanger' in Trackers, exhibition catalogue, PM Gallery and House, 2004, p.21 P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp.93
F. Sands, Fanciful Figures: people in architectural drawings, 2024, pp. 12-13



Exhibition history

The Soanes at Home: A Day in the Life of Regency London, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 24 October 1997 - 29 February 1998
In Pursuit of Antiquity: Drawings by the Giants of British Neo-Classicism, Sir John Soane's Museum, 1 February - 1 June 2008; Tchoban Foundation Museum für Architekturzeichnung, Berlin, 3 October 2015 - 14 February 2016

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

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