Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Presentation drawing of the old house, July 1798 (1)



Presentation drawing of the old house, July 1798 (1)


The view shows the old house from the east. The stone building has projecting gabled ends and an eight-bay centre range with a door framed by a small Ionic portico crowned with a scrolled pediment. This door casing was salvaged and reused in the stables built in 1800 (see drawings 165-167).

The drawing was made by Joseph Gandy in 1798 along with views of the new house. See drawings 151 to 156 for the other drawings in this set.



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).  

Contents of Presentation drawing of the old house, July 1798 (1)