Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [4] Finished drawing for the house, 1761, unexecuted


top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM Adam volume 43/98

Reference number

SM Adam volume 43/98


[4] Finished drawing for the house, 1761, unexecuted


Plan of the bedchamber (second) storey of a U-shaped house as Adam volume 43/96, but with a central three-bay portico on the principal (east) front


bar scale of 1 1/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Bed Chamber Story Osterley Park / one of the Seats of Francis Child Esqr (Osterley Park / one of the Seats of Francis Child Esqr in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Drawing Room Continued / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Stair Case / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Bed Chamber / Dressing Room / Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Dressing Room / Passage / Bed Chamber / Servants Bed room / Bed Chamber / Dressg room and measurements given

Signed and dated

datable to 1761

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (486 x 617)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Adam or Agostino Brunias, with additional title inscription in the hand of William Adam


7 / Number 18 (in red pen) / Francis Child Esqr Osterly Park


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 25
Stillman, 1966, p. 68
Harris, 1994, p. 24
Harris, 2001, p. 160
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 194, Volume II, p. 132
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).