Sir John #Soane, Architect. Plunge #Pool

Wimpole Hall - plunge pool, built by Sir John Soane for Earl of Hardwicke. Pool held gallons of water heated by a boiler below

John Soane, the Rotunda in the Bank of England, drawing by Joseph Gandy, built between 1794 and 1796

Infinite Sequence of Interior Space: John Soane’s Bank of England...

John Soane. Drawing showing a Student measuring a Capital of the Temple of Jupiter Stator (Castor and Pollux), Rome, pencil, pen and watercolour, 1010 x 730 mm © Sir John Soane’s Museum.

'A student measuring a Corinthian capital at the Temple of Stator (Castor and Pollux), Rome', drawn by Henry Parke

o rich volumes and simplified ornamental themes. Some of the rooms, like the Old Colonial Office and Consols Office, reveal as majestic vaulted volumes with natural light coming mostly form above and with references to classical themes of decorations.  Along with 44 models, an enormous number of drawings were created in relation to this complex project, the most famous being the “Bank of England represented as a ruin”, painted in 1830 by Joseph Gandy, artist and architect and Soane’s…

Infinite Sequence of Interior Space: John Soane’s Bank of England...

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