Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [5] Design, Plan of the roof with attic, 1794


  • image SM 46/3/20

Reference number

SM 46/3/20


[5] Design, Plan of the roof with attic, 1794


Plan of the roof with attic


scale of 1¾ inches to 1 foot


The Honble Mrs Yorke

Signed and dated

  • 1794

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber, blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (492 x 455)


Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (pupil 1786-91)


The neatly drawn and washed roof plan (burnt umber indicating brickwork, yellow for timber, blue for lead and sepia for the glass lantern) shows the dormer windows, circular lantern and outline of a shallow hipped roof as well as some details (for example, stair) of the attic.



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).