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SM 64/3/100


[2] Design for a cowhouse, plan of haylofts and elevation, 1783


Plan of the Haylofts &c, The elevation of the Principal front next the Road with (feint pencil) part-elevation with alternative design for the pavilion end and (feint pencil) part-section of the centre bay


to the same scale as (1)


as above, George Smith Esqr andlabelled Hayloft 3 times, Great Arch and Roof twice

Signed and dated

  • June 1783
    J Soane Archt Margaret Street, Cavendish Square (pencil) London
    June 1783

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light green washes, some watercolour technique, shaded, pencil added later, within double ruled and black wash border on laid paper with three fold marks (434 x 578)


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


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar, and below, ornate W


J.Soane, Plans, elevations and sections of buildings ..., 1788, pl. XXXVI; P.du Prey, 'Oblivion for Soane's cow barn?', Country Life, 1976, CLIX, p.84; P.du Prey, John Soane; the making of an architect, 1982, pp.9-10; D. Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, 2nd ed. 1996, pp.54, 241; P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.168; M.Richardson and M.Stevens (eds), John Soane architect: master of space and light, 1999, p.120



Exhibition history

Soane Revisited, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, March - August 1996
John Soane Architect: Master of Space and Light, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 11 September - 3 December 1999; Centro Palladio, Vicenza, April - August 2000; Hôtel de Rohan, Paris, January - April 2001; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 16 May - 3 September 2001; Real Academia des Bellas Artes, Madrid, October - December 2001

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