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Fanciful Figures: Library visit

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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 8th May 2024

 £5

Spend an hour in the Soane Museum Research Library looking at drawings with the curator of our exhibition Fanciful Figures.

Frances Sands, Curator of Drawings and Books, will show you a selection of beautiful drawings which could not be shoehorned into the show. The use of staffage figures in architectural drawings was in full swing by the later decades of the eighteenth century, and so there are numerous beautiful and fascinating examples among the Soane Museum’s collection. During this session we will look at examples from the offices of Robert Adam, George Dance and John Soane himself. We will also peruse examples of architectural publications from this period which use figures. And finally, as a very special grand finale, we will look at an extremely early example of staffage figures in an Elizabethan architectural drawing, by the architect John Thorpe.


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2024-05-08 2024-05-08 Europe/London Fanciful Figures: Library visit Spend an hour in the Soane Museum Research Library looking at drawings with the curator of our exhibition Fanciful Figures. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/05/08/fanciful-figures-library-visit-385636 Sir John Soane's Museum,13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London,London,

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Sir John Soane's Museum,

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London,
London,
WC2A 3BP

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A special Soane Late which will take a closer look at the Museum's current exhibition Fanciful Figures.
Friday, 31st May Starts at 6pm
 
Soane Late: Curating Fanciful Figures
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