Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [3] Preparatory half elevation of the central portion of the east (Park) front, nearly as executed.
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM, volume 110/11

Reference number

SM, volume 110/11


[3] Preparatory half elevation of the central portion of the east (Park) front, nearly as executed.


Elevation, incomplete to left of central portion


5 feet to 1 inch


In ink by Dance at top left, Gd, and to right in C19 hand, (12)

Signed and dated

Undated, but datable 1689

Medium and dimensions

Pen and brown ink over graphite under-drawing and some incised lines; on laid paper, laid down; 325 x 389




Strasbourg Lily / 4WR; countermark: IV


This uninscribed, initial design for the central pedimented pavilion on the park front is preparatory to 110/12 (4, below). The only differences are in the attic, where no windows or panels are shown above the slope of the pediment.


Not in Wren Society



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).