Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [6] Record drawing showing the entablature for the back drawing room, 1765, thought to be as executed
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM Adam volume 52/21 verso

Reference number

SM Adam volume 52/21 verso


[6] Record drawing showing the entablature for the back drawing room, 1765, thought to be as executed


Elevation of a detail of an entablature, with an astragal ornamented with connected enclosed rosettes, a frieze ornamented with urns supported by acanthus leaves and anthemia, connected by foliage to naturalistic anthemia supported by acanthus leaves and rosettes, and with a cornice ornamented with egg and dart, dentils, acanthus leaves and stiff leaf, tubular flowers, and waterleaf


half size


Cornice, Frize & Astragal / for the Room next the Garden / for the House in Mary Street / Dublin

Signed and dated

  • 1765
    datable to 1765

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (374 x 304)


Adam office hand


GR within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 10
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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).