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Sir John Soane

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An architect and collector, Soane was the son of a bricklayer who began his education in the architectural office of George Dance, one of the leading neoclassical architects of the day. In 1771, he enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools where he won a gold medal for his design for a triumphal bridge (1776) and a scholarship to study in Italy (1778–1781). In 1788, he was appointed Surveyor to the Bank of England.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1828

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 74.9 x W 62.2 cm

Accession number

701

Acquisition method

Transferred from the Tate Gallery, 1957

Work type

Painting


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