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James Wyatt, 1746–1813

Cobham Hall, Kent: Sketch of Stables

Former Title(s):

Cobham Hall, Kent: Sketch of the Stables for Lord Darnley

ca. 1790
Graphite and pen and black ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 12 7/8 inches (54 x 32.7 cm)

Inscribed in pen and black ink, top center: "Sketch of the Stables for | Lord Darnley"; in pen and black ink, left, "Floor of the stables falls 6 inches from A to B - | C. Small Rollers of box or hard | wood ab.t 2 in. Diam. to guide the | strap of the Halter to weight D. | E. Bottom Rail of Oak and gro[o]ved | on the top edge for the ends of the | Partition to go in and to lay about 1 1/2 above the paving | F. Oak post which supports | the manger & gro[o]ved on the | back side for a case for the | weight of the Halter. | Partiton between the Stalls | to be of 2 1/2 in. deal plow'd and | tong'd together and an iron strop | at the top grov'd into the wood as at D. | Back of the Manger to be | lined with inch deal as high as | the top of the Racks & plaisterd | above the fronts and bottoms of | the mangers to be of 2 inch deal | and to have an Oak Roller on the Top. | The walls of the stables to be lined | round as high as the steel posts of | the stables."; in graphite and pen and black ink throughout, dimensions and calculations; in pen and black ink, lower left: "A", "C", "E"; in pen and black ink, center: "B", "F", "Oak","Oak"; in pen and black ink, top right "D", "Iron"; inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, upper right, "Sketch of the Stables | Ld Darnly"; in pen and black ink, lower center, "N.7"; in graphite, lower left: "Manger 5 ft 8 In | hack [...] 9 -"; in graphite, lower right: "(74/8/14/14)(6) | (IR93)"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | hardwood | horse barns | horses (animals) | iron | manger | oak | wood
Associated Places:
Cobham | Cobham Hall | England | Great Britain | Kent
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