Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [42] Preliminary design for re-modelling the house, Ground Floor Plan, 1808

Browse

top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image Image 1 for SM (42a) 78/19/1A (42b) 78/18/1A
image Image 2 for SM (42a) 78/19/1A (42b) 78/18/1A
  • image Image 1 for SM (42a) 78/19/1A (42b) 78/18/1A
  • image Image 2 for SM (42a) 78/19/1A (42b) 78/18/1A

Reference number

SM (42a) 78/19/1A (42b) 78/18/1A

Purpose

[42] Preliminary design for re-modelling the house, Ground Floor Plan, 1808

Aspect

42 a and b Two parts of a ground floor plan drawn freehand by Soane which together show the south and central part of the house, with a bow on the south side and a portico on the north side

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

42 a and b Rooms labelled Servt d---, high Ligh--, Butler, Vestibule, Str[ong] Clos[et], Plate Clos[et] (re-drawn to a half-circle and labelled (pencil) Recess for / Hats &c) and Lib[rary] (versos: (42a) J Playfair / 1788 / M Barclay Esqr / Uwie / 5 Drawings and (42b) J Playfair / Duke of Buccleuch / Langholme Lodge 1786 / 13 Drawings)

Signed and dated

Datable to c. November 1808 in accord with drawing 43

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil on laid paper (a: 249 x 202, b: 249 x 304)

Hand

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

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).