Saturday, October 21, 2023

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Yesterday I spent a few hours in the Wunderkammer that is Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, another of my all-time favourite museums. 

Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was a Regency period architect working in the Neo-Classical style. The museum, which holds his substantial collection of antiquities, paintings, sculptures and drawings, is one of many significant buildings he designed. Dulwich Picture Gallery, the first purpose-built public picture gallery in Britain, is another.