Note on Provenance
General note on Provenance
Nearly every work of art in the Soane collection has a recorded provenance, the evidence being either in the rare & valuable collection of sale catalogues, marked with Soane’s purchases, or in the Archive bills, letters and journals.
There is also the evidence of Soane’s own written accounts of his house, the three Descriptions published in 1830, 1832 & 1835. Both the building and its collections are amongst the best-documented in the world.