(4) bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot, approximately (5) bar scale of 1/32 inch to 1 foot, approximately
4 as above, No 2, The Right Honble Lord Fortescue, The Parts teinted red show the intended alterations, plan lettered A-Z in pencil, Washouse / & / Laundry / over, Bakehouse, Meal, Wet Larder, Pantry, Kitchen, Scullery, Housekeeper, Store Room, Servants Hall, Eating Room, Butler, Plate, Under this / the dairy, Lords dressg / Room, press (twice), Ladys dressg / Room, Lobby, Chamber, Ladys Liby, Withdrawg Room, Great Hall, Library, Great Staircase, Lobby, Garderobe (twice), Stewards / Evidence / Room, Stewards / office, Stable (twice), Stables and Slaughter House and (pencil) Copied (twice) and dimensions given
5 as above, No 2, The parts teinted red show the intended additions, The Right Honble Lord Fortescue, plan lettered A to Z and corresponding key: A. Eating - Room, B. Library, C. Great Staircase, D. Great Hall, E. Lord's Dressing Room, F. Withdrawing Room, G. Lady's Dressing Room, H. Chamber, I. Lady's Library, K. Gardrobe, L. Lobby, M. Washouse, N. Bakehouse, O. Kitchen, P. Scullery, Q. Housekeeper, R. Store Closet, S. Servant's Hall, T. Butler, U. Meal, V. Wet Larder, W. Pantry, X. Steward's Evidence Room, Y. Steward's Office, Z. Stables, Stables and Slaughter / House and some dimensions given
Signed and dated
(4) datable to 1786-1791 (hand, see Notes) (5) Octobr 29th 1807
Medium and dimensions
(4) Pen, grey and red wash, pencil within a single ruled pen and wash border on laid paper (591 x 442) (5) pen, grey and pink wash, pencil on laid paper (451 x 289)
(4) John McDonnell (1770-?, pupil 1786-1791) (5) James Adams jr (1785-1850, pupil 1806-1809)
(4) J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W (5) J Whatman
Drawings 4 and 5 show the proposed alterations in pink wash. Alterations include partitions within the existing walls of the west office wing and a small addition on its north front. In the central section of the house, a large eating room is included on the west side and a drawing room adjoins the great hall. A room on the east side, previously an entrance hall (drawing 2), is now a chamber. New chimney-pieces are indicated in the dining room, drawing room, steward's office and east chamber. The dining room has columns in the corners and has been made smaller by the inclusion of an adjacent corridor to the office wing. On the north front of the house, a servants' hall, butler's room, and Lord's dressing room have been added and the exterior has been refaced to make the building look more symmetrical.
Drawings 5 is a copy of drawing 4, drawn by a pupil, James Adams jr, years after the original was made. Drawing 4 is datable to between 1786 and 1791: the hand is similar to drawings 1 and 2, attributed to John McDonnell who worked in the Soane office until February 1791.
P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp. 175
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