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Creator:
James Wyatt, 1746–1813, British
OR unknown artist, ( John Covell )
Title:

Cobham Hall, Kent: Design for Windows

Former Title(s):

Cobham Hall, Kent: Barn Windows

Date:
ca. 1790
Medium:
Gray wash over pen, black ink and traces of graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 x 17 inches (30.5 x 43.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper center: "Top Coving"; in pen and black ink, center: "Cornice"; in pen and black ink, upper left: "Blank Window"; in pen and black ink, upper right: "Blank Window"; in pen and black ink, upper right: "Glass the Ould window just as they Plan"; in pen and black ink, lower right: "Glass the Ould Window"; in pen and black ink, lower center: "Blank window"; in pen and black ink, lower left: "These Windows of the North | Wing [...] Lord agree Except | With them Blank Windows | of the South Wing which | has a [...] | I hope your Lordship will | Escuse your Dutiful Humb | Ser.t | John Covell"; in pen and brown ink, lower left: "The Corner that returns | [...]"; in pen and black ink, upper left: "plan your Lordship this is just as Mr Shakespear Marked them Upon the Wall | please your Lordship weather this Windows in the Bow will give Light [...] for the Room"; in pen and black ink, throughout, dimensions given; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "(

large watermark on the left; crest with text surrounding it; small watermark on the right: "GR"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.822
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cornices | plans (drawings) | windows
Associated Places:
Cobham | Cobham Hall | England | Kent | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13262
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