- Sir John Soane office drawings: the drawings of Sir John Soane and the office of Sir John Soane
- 06/04/1824 - 07/04/1824
dated in accordance with corresponding entries in Day Books
The Day Book entries for 6 - 7 April 1824 note that Stephen Burchell was Copying Plans of Buildings / at Westminster.
Though undated, this drawing appears to be one of the series of copies made from drawings held by the Office of Works in April 1824. It is clearly related to SM 37/2/29, which shows the same plan to the same dimensions, but with annotations.
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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