Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [3] Design for a modest neo-classical house (1st scheme), 1771, unexecuted


  • image SM Adam volume 42/15

Reference number

SM Adam volume 42/15


[3] Design for a modest neo-classical house (1st scheme), 1771, unexecuted


Plan of the bedchamber (presumably the second) storey of a rectangular house, with seven bays on the principal front, as Adam volume 42/14, but without tripartite windows in the end bays; with three bays on the sides, two of which are blind on either side; and with nine bays on the garden front; and the garden front is flat save a central three-bay portico of pilasters


bar scale of 1 1/8 inches to 10 feet


Bed Chamber Story of a house for Mr Baron Mure at Caldwell (in the hand of William Adam) / Bed Chamber / Bed room / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Powdering room / Closet / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Water Closet / Lobby / Bed Chamber / Dressing room / Bed Chamber / Water Closet / Closet / Powdering room and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1771
    datable to 1771

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (594 x 387)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 5
Rowan, 1985, p. 94
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 123
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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).