Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [23] Working drawing for eating room on ground floor

Browse

top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM 39/3/33

Reference number

SM 39/3/33

Purpose

[23] Working drawing for eating room on ground floor

Aspect

Plan and laid out wall elevations

Scale

bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Coll Graham, No 6 and Eating Room and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields May 11 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (550 x 647)

Hand

The office Day Book for 11 May 1798 has Hake working on drawings for Colonel Graham, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1795 - September 1808

Notes

The eating room (as marked on drawing [5]) was the back room of the ground floor conveniently served by the large kitchen in the basement via the back stair. The plan catalogued here differs from [5 ] so that the fireplace and the back door to downstairs are on the right-hand side rather than the left-hand side. The room is square, that is about 18 feet by 18 feet while the Eating Room shown on [5] measures 17' 6" by 19' 9" .

See also Notes to following drawing [6]

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).