Sir John Soane's Museum: A Complete Description

Sir John Soane's Museum: A Complete Description

by Bruce Boucher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993204166
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Edition description: 13th edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bruce Boucher is Director of Sir John Soane's Museum.

Table of Contents

Plans of the building as existing and in the time of Sir John Soane vi

Preface ix

Description Of The House & Museum

The Entrance Front 3

The Ground Floor (I)

The Hall 5

The Dining Room and Library 7

The Little Study 14

The Dressing Room 16

The Museum Corridor 18

The Students' Room (or upper Drawing Office) 20

The Picture Room 21

The Picture Room Recess 38

The Basement Storey And Crypt 40

The Monk's Parlour and Monk's Yard 41

The Basement South Corridor 47

The Basement Ante-Room 48

The Catacombs 51

The West Corridor 52

The Sepulchral Chamber 53

The Egyptian Crypt 58

The Front Kitchen 60

The Back Kitchen 62

The Knife and Boot Room 63

The Ground Floor (II)

The Museum 65

The Colonnade 66

The South Passage 68

The Dome 69

Eoyle Space 74

'Lobby to the Breakfast Room' 75

The Breakfast Room 79

The Staircase and Shakespeare Recess 83

The First Floor

North Drawing Room 85

South Drawing Room 89

The Staircase to the upper floors 92

The Tivoli Recess 93

The Second Floor

Mrs Soane's Morning Room 95

The Model Room Recess and Model Room 97

The Book Passage, Bathroom, Bedroom and 'Oratory' 101

No.12 Lincoln's Inn Fields 105

The No. 12 Dining Room and Breakfast Room 108

No.14 Lincoln's Inn Fields 111

Appendix I Chronology of Sir John Soane's Museum 113

Appendix II The Soane Museum Act of Parliament 1833 144

Appendix III The Charities (Sir John Soane's Museum) Order 1969 146

Appendix IV Analysis of the Contents of the Museum Collections 149

Appendix V Inventories and Catalogues 153

Appendix VI Select Bibliography 156

Appendix VII Other Soane buildings accessible to the public 157

List of Illustrations and Photographic Credits 158

Index 162

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