Past Exhibitions

Soane: Connnoisseur and Collector

7 April - 2 September 1995

This inaugural exhibition at the Soane Gallery presents a selection from Sir John Soane's great collection of 30,000 architectural drawings never before exhibited.

Soane's was the first architect's collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the profession in the future. It did so by assembling as exemplars the surviving drawings by the great Renaissance masters and the leading architects in the 17th and 18th centuries including: Wren, Hawksmoor, Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam, George Dance and many more.