Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Unidentified 18th C architect, Alternative designs for landscaping the grounds of a country house & for garden buildings, 1740s: Recto: Elevation of a classical octagon or temple, perspective of a house set in a landscape with various garden buildings, & perspective of a column with figure set between trees in front of a river, Insc: plan ye 1st/an octagon or temple dedicated to the winds being a room/of 15 feet which I think/a more proper form than/a rotund/here a river. Verso: Elevation of a Gothic garden building & perspective of a house set in a landscape with various garden buildings, Insc: plan 2/either a Hexagon or octagon/the room 14 feet clear/walls thick enough for the/Stove chimney to be concealed/a terras graveld walk
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image Image 1 for 57/8/32
image Image 2 for 57/8/32
  • image Image 1 for 57/8/32
  • image Image 2 for 57/8/32

Reference number

57/8/32

Purpose

Unidentified 18th C architect, Alternative designs for landscaping the grounds of a country house & for garden buildings, 1740s: Recto: Elevation of a classical octagon or temple, perspective of a house set in a landscape with various garden buildings, & perspective of a column with figure set between trees in front of a river, Insc: plan ye 1st/an octagon or temple dedicated to the winds being a room/of 15 feet which I think/a more proper form than/a rotund/here a river. Verso: Elevation of a Gothic garden building & perspective of a house set in a landscape with various garden buildings, Insc: plan 2/either a Hexagon or octagon/the room 14 feet clear/walls thick enough for the/Stove chimney to be concealed/a terras graveld walk

Inscribed

plan ye 1st/an octagon or temple dedicated to the winds being a room/of 15 feet which I think/a more proper form than/a rotund/here a river.  Verso:  plan 2/either a Hexagon or octagon/the room 14 feet clear/walls thick enough for the/Stove chimney to be conceald/a terras graveld walk

Hand

Unidentified 18th century draughtsman

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).