Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [8] Preliminary design for alterations to the house, 1774, unexecuted

Browse

top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM Adam volume 45/38

Reference number

SM Adam volume 45/38

Purpose

[8] Preliminary design for alterations to the house, 1774, unexecuted

Aspect

Ground plan of a nine-bay house, with two-bay corner pavilions, a colonnade across the west front, and a three-bay bow on the west front, and with a domestic court on the north side

Scale

bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

South / Plan of a house for Alexander Wedderburne Esqr / afterwards Earl of Rosslyn Lord Chancellor of England (Plan of a house for Alexander Wedderburne Esqr / afterwards Earl of Rosslyn Lord Chancellor of England in the hand of William Adam) / East / Study / Drawing Room / Drawing Room / Eating Room / Antichamber / Servants hall / Hall / Butlers Room / West / aviary / Portico / Scullery / Larder / Larder / Yard for Birds &c / Store Room / Housekeepers room / Grand Court / Kitchen / Kitchen Court / Cellers under this Wing / Grass / Cellers under this Wing

Signed and dated

  • 1774
    Adelphi / Octr 18t 1774

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (494 x 494)

Hand

Robert Adam, with addition to title inscription in the hand of William Adam

Watermark

LVG and a fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 23
King, 2001, Volume I, p. 386, Volume II, p. 132
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

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).