Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [18] Designs for plans of basement and second floors

Browse

top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM 38/7/6

Reference number

SM 38/7/6

Purpose

[18] Designs for plans of basement and second floors

Aspect

Basement floor plan and second floor plan

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(Soane) Duke of Leeds, rooms labelled by Brettingham's office (basement) Butlers room, Lobby, Stewards room, Bedroom, Butlers Pantry, Wine Cellar, Store room, Housekeepers room, Servants Hall and dimensions given (second floor) Bedroom (three times), Dressing room, Wardrobe, Servants room, Nursery, Closet, Servants room and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red and yellow washes with single ruled border, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (329 x 542)

Hand

Office of Robert William Furze Brettingham (c.1750-1820)

Notes

The drawing has some amendments: the housekeeper's room was originally for the steward, and the steward's room was for the housekeeper, and the wine cellar is also labelled (in pencil) Store room. A comparison between the basement plan and that of the basement plan 'as built' ([13]) and allowing for the fact that the basement is of the house only (and not the extended domestic offices) the two plans are close though, for example, the entrance door is treated differently. A similar comparison between the second floor plan 'as built' [16] and the second floor plan catalogued here shows that the partitioning of the nursery and some of the bedrooms differs. So that, assuming the 'as built drawings' are accurate these drawing must represent an earlier design by Brettingham.

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).