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Creator:
Sir James Thornhill, 1675–1734, British
Title:

A Niche for Mr. Portman's House at Sherborne

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Sketch of pillar and statue

Date:
ca. 1720
Medium:
Pen and brown and black ink, with gray and brown wash over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 10 1/8 inches (25.1 x 25.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Mr Portman. at Sh[er]borne | [inscription cut off]"; in pen and brown ink, verso, lower right: "Thornhill"; in graphite, verso, center: "good pl am[...] Sp[...] in Sherborn | in [ale] & Cyd[r] B Danby | nor above 60 [alehouses?] nei[...]"

Watermark

Signed in pen and brown ink, verso, lower right: "Thornhill

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1408
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
columns (architectural elements) | Doric order | niches | shadows | shell | statues | urn | urns
Associated Places:
Dorset | England | Sherborne | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12829
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