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image SM 64/3/100

Reference number

SM 64/3/100

Purpose

[2] Design for a cowhouse, plan of haylofts and elevation, 1783

Aspect

Plan of the Haylofts &c, The elevation of the Principal front next the Road with (feint pencil) part-elevation with alternative design for the pavilion end and (feint pencil) part-section of the centre bay

Scale

to the same scale as (1)

Inscribed

as above, George Smith Esqr andlabelled Hayloft 3 times, Great Arch and Roof twice

Signed and dated

J Soane Archt Margaret Street, Cavendish Square (pencil) London June 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light green washes, some watercolour technique, shaded, pencil added later, within double ruled and black wash border on laid paper with three fold marks (434 x 578)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane

Watermark

J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar, and below, ornate W

Literature

J.Soane, Plans, elevations and sections of buildings ..., 1788, pl. XXXVI; P.du Prey, 'Oblivion for Soane's cow barn?', Country Life, 1976, CLIX, p.84; P.du Prey, John Soane; the making of an architect, 1982, pp.9-10; D. Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, 2nd ed. 1996, pp.54, 241; P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.168; M.Richardson and M.Stevens (eds), John Soane architect: master of space and light, 1999, p.120

Level

Drawing

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