As of 1922, when the building served the new Victorian Club, the ceiling existed 'exact as drawing'. However, the house was damaged by fire, and Adam's ceiling lost its painted elements. Since 1985 the rest of the ceiling has been restored, and the house was sold in 1994 as offices.
See also: Saltram Park, Devon
A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 49; F.H.W. Sheppard ed., Survey of London XXXII, The Parish of St James Westminster II North of Piccadilly, 1963, pp.360-1; D. King, The Complete Works of Robert & James Adam and Unbuilt Adam, 2001, Volume 1, p.314; S. Bradley and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 6: Westminster, 2003, p.567
Max Bryant, 2012
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.
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Contents of Sackville Street, number 29, London: executed design for the ceiling for the drawing room, for John Parker, 1770 (3)
- Preliminary drawing and alternative finished drawings for a ceiling for the drawing room, 1770, drawing 3 as executed (3)