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Reference number

SM volume 60/54


[151] Presentation drawing of the entrance hall


Interior perspective

Signed and dated

  • c. May 1798
    Datable to c. May 1798 in accord with drawing 150

Medium and dimensions

Pen and coloured washes including raw umber, grey, sepia and Payne's grey on paper pasted down (230 x 248)


Attributed to Joseph Michael Gandy ARA (1771 - 1843), draughtsman
Attributed to J.M. Gandy (1771-1843)


pasted down in volume


P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', catalogue 212.



Exhibition history

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

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