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Reference number

SM 42/129


[2] Survey drawing for the addition of wings


Rough elevation of South front of Allanbank


not to scale


as above, Basement Story 7'/10" Clear Ht (floor to ceiling height of 7 feet 10 inches), (feint pencil) Grd line, Basement Story / 7.10 / Floor 1.0 and a small sum

Signed and dated

  • 1780

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on laid paper with two fold marks (226 x 201) in an album of 'Original Sketches' volume 42


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.113-14, 118-20
D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, 2nd ed., 1996, pp.49-50
J.Ingamells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997
G.Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic, 1999, p.601
G.Stamp, 'Soane in Glasgow', Georgian Group Journal, LXIII, 2003, p.196. fn.



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