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Plans, Elevations, Sections, And Other Ornaments Of The Mansion-House, Belonging to the Corporation Of Doncaster. By James Paine.

James Paine

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed for the Author., MDCCLI.

Physical Description

[6], 3, [1] p., 22 [i.e. 17] pl.: illus.; 416 mm. (2┬░)

General Note

Four plates are double, and have been assigned two numbers, viz. plates 2/3, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10.
Horizontal chain-lines.


[T.-p., dedic.] - Preface - An Explanation Of The Plates - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as designed and drawn by James Paine, and engraved by Edward Rooker, apart from two unsigned by an engraver (7/8, 9/10), and one signed as engraved by F. Vivares (13). The title-page vignette portrait of Paine is signed as painted by F. Hayman and engraved by C. Grignion.

The work is dedicated by Paine to the Mayor and Corporation of Doncaster.


RIBA, Early printed books, 3 (1999), no. 2376, p.1319-20; E. Harris and N. Savage, British Architectural Books (1990), 668; J. Archer, Literature of British domestic architecture (1985), 244; P. Leach, James Paine (1988).
ESTC, T12766

Summary Note

The Mansion House at Doncaster was Paine's first big commission (1745-1748), and was designed to act both as a banqueting-house and a family residence. Its interior decoration was also designed by Paine. During the 1750s and 1760s Paine became, with Robert Taylor, one of the chief practising architects in Britain.

The plates show plans, exterior elevations, sections, and interior views.


An electronic reproduction was published in 2003 (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale). A microfilm version was published in 2000 (Woodbridge, Conn.: Primary Source Microfilm [imprint of Thomson Gale]).


Presented to the Academy by the author; acknowledged 16 December 1785 (RAA CM II, 14).

Binding Note

18th-century marbled-papered boards; 20th-century half brown morocco, spine lettered 'Plans Etc. James Paine MDCCLI'.

Name as Subject


Architecture, British - Public buildings - Town halls - Assembly halls - Mansions - Interior decoration - Great Britain - Yorkshire - Doncaster - History - 18th century - Palladian - Rococo
Plans - Elevations - Sections - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century


Edward Rooker, engraver
Fran├žois Vivares, engraver
Francis Hayman RA, source artist
Charles Grignion, engraver
James Paine, source artist, draughtsman, publisher, previous owner, donor
Doncaster - Corporation, dedicatee