Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [55] Plan of extension in Charles Street

Browse

top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM 34/4/16

Reference number

SM 34/4/16

Purpose

[55] Plan of extension in Charles Street

Aspect

Plan of the Drawing Room floor / of the House in Charles Street, St James Square

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Earl of St Germans, labelled Eating Room, Ante-Room, Staircase from Offices, Drawing Room, Dressing Room, Drawing Room, Principal / Staircase, Common Staircase

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields / 16th July 1819

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for copying, on wove paper (489 x 703)

Hand

Soane office hand

Notes

Drawing [34] shows 'Lord Eliot's House' with Charles Street to one side. When the idea of stables in Charles Street was dropped in favour of Market Street, then Charles Street lent itself to an extension of the existing house in St James's Square and this included a new eating room.

Level

Drawing

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).