Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [4] Design for a section through a mausoleum, 1790, as executed


  • image SM Adam volume 34/77

Reference number

SM Adam volume 34/77


[4] Design for a section through a mausoleum, 1790, as executed


Axial section through a single-storey building with a barrel-vaulted roof, wall panelling, and a columned entrance on one side. The different colour washes denote the building materials


bar scale of 3 inches to 10 feet


Section from West to East through the Mausoleum for Westerkirk. / (and in the hand of William Adam) The Seat of Sir James Johnstone Bart with some dimensions / (verso) […]erkirk Reduced Plans

Signed and dated

  • 10/03/1790
    Albemarle Street. / 10th March 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and coloured wash including pink, lemon yellow and cerulean on laid paper (460x303)


Adam office hand, possibly Robert Morison, John Robertson or John Paterson


Bolton, 1922, p. 30
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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).