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SM volume 42/128


[3] Preliminary design for the addition of wings


Elevation showing the existing five-bay, three-storey and basement house with the proposed three-bay, single-storey plus basement additions on each side


not to scale


money calculations in which £50,000 is multiplied by 7 = £35[0,000] add £25[,000]= £375,000 divided by 240 = £15,000 (i.e.£15,62.5) minus 240 totals 1350

Signed and dated

  • 1780

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on laid paper (181 x 217) in an album of 'Original Sketches' volume 42


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


quartered British royal coat of arms encircled (pasted down, similar to Heawood 446 ?)


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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