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Sir John Soane (1753–1836), RA

Photo credit: RIBA Collections

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John Soane (1753–1837) was the most brilliant architectural innovator of his day. His remarkable ability to adapt and modernise the language of classical architecture has proved to be a lasting influence, particularly in the late twentieth century. In his own day, he was on a level with leading European Neoclassicists, such as Ledoux and Schinkel. The demolition of his Bank of England in London was probably the single worst architectural disaster in Britain of the last century.

The Royal Institute of British Architects

London


Date

1836

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 144.6 x W 111 cm

Accession number

PCF55

Acquisition method

presented by the sitter, 1836

Work type

Painting


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The Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place, London, Greater London W1B 1AD England

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