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Architectural drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Thorpe Hall (made)

  • Date:

    c.1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, ink, and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.89-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 170

This is a drawing in pen, ink, and wash on paper of doors and a door-case leading from the foot of the Principle Staircase to the former Great Parlour (later the Library) of Thorpe Hall, Longthorpe, Northamptonshire.Thorpe hall was a mantions built in 1653-1656 during the Commonwealth period by Peter Mills for the Lord Chief Justice Oliver St. John.

Physical description

Drawing in pen, ink, and wash on paper of doors and door-case leading from the foot of the Principle Staircase to the former Great Parlour (later the Library) of Thorp Hall, Longthorpe, Northamptonshire. Ornate carving in design included on the sides of the doorcase and floral carving along the top. On the back of the sheet is a preliminary sketch for part of the elevation of the mansion. A scale in feet and inches and other inscriptions are written in pen below the doorway.

Place of Origin

Thorpe Hall (made)

Date

c.1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink, and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Doors below gains up ye best Stairs'
Inscribed in the centre below the drawing of the doors.

'Bust'
Inscribed above the drawing of the pediment.

scale in feet and inches
Inscribed below the drawing of the doorway.

'1720'
Inscribed in bottom right corner.

'The doors and doorcase as extant differ in details from this drawing. For a photograph see Plate 64 in the article on Thorpe Hall in English Homes, Period IV , Vol.I by H. Avray Tipping, London, 1920.'
Written on back of mount.

'Designs for a mansion at Thorpe'
Written in pencil on the back of the mount.

Dimensions

Width: 26.5 cm, Length: 38.5 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing, Pen, ink and wash, drawing of a door and doorcase for mansion at Thorpe Hall, English, ca.1720.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Door; Doorway; Scale; Carving

Categories

Architecture; Architectural fittings; Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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