There are over 30,000 architectural drawings in the collection of The John Soane Museum. Some are by the architect himself, but most are by his assistants and pupils, most notably Joseph Gandy. They cover his entire career and most are bound in 37 volume. 97 are framed on the museum walls. 601 covering the Bank of England.
The 252 architectural models in the collection are: 118 of Soane's own buildings including 44 of the Bank of England, covering details, facades, rooms as well as complete buildings, models of ancient Roman and Greek buildings, 20 made from plaster and 14 of cork. There are in addition 100 models of architectural details and ornaments. The 20 plaster models are the work of Jean-Pierre Fouquet of Paris and were acquired by Soane in 1834 for £100, these include: Erechtheion, Tower of the Winds, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Pantheon, Rome, Temple of Vesta, Tivoli, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the Temple of Portunus, the buildings are depicted as reconstructions not in their current ruined state. #sirjohnsoanesmuseum#johnsoanesmuseum#johnsoane#sirjohnsoane#neoclassicism#neoclassicalarchitecture#britisharchitect#classicalarchitecture#architecturalmodel#maquettes#lincolnsinnfields#londonarchitecture#corkmodels#bankofengland
Took Violet and Lizey to John Soane's Musem today. Whenwe were looking at The Rake's Progress the very D school guide explained each picture in the series, but when he came to "Orgies" said, "i'll pass over this one, sir, as you have children with you." #hogarth#johnsoanesmuseum