(Drawing of a fragment of a Roman statue).
Drawing in pen, ink and grey and blue wash, with ink border. 690 x 470mm. The entire sheet has in the past been backed with thin adhesive paper, effectively repairing several marginal tears and a long central tear. Two larger torn areas at the upper right-hand corner and lower edge have been replaced with thicker paper, the lower area suffering some loss of the drawing’s title (which now reads “Drawing of [...] antique”). Pencil inscription “? Sir John Soane c.1838”.
A study drawing of an ornate boot, originally from an antique statue. This drawing once belonged to Sir Albert Richardson, and a pencil inscription almost certainly in his hand reads “?Sir John Soane c.1838”, but this would seem to be Richardson’s shorthand for the fact that the drawing was done by C.J. Richardson whilst a junior in Soane’s office.