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Creator:
unknown artist
Title:

Stainborough Hall, Yorkshire: Front and Back Elevations

Additional Title(s):

Design for Monmouth House, Soho, London

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite, pen and brown ink with gray wash on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/8 × 4 5/8 inches (23.8 × 11.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, center: "The Back Front"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "The Fore Front."; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "D"

Watermark: lion and crowned cartouche with three x's

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.353
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chimneys (architectural elements) | elevations (drawings) | exterior | house | steps | windows
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7981
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These elevations of Monmouth House show a Dutch mannerist style, with a hipped roof, quoins, and windows framed by shouldered architraves and bracketed sills. The large mansion overlooking Soho Square was built in 1681 for the Duke of Monmouth, but it remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1685, and it was soon replaced by another house attributed to Thomas Archer (demolished 1773). The drawing shows a three-story building on seven bays. The third-floor windows have alternating segmental and triangular pediments flanking a gabled center range. The roof is surmounted by an octagonal cupola and finial.n
Madeleine Helmer, 2014

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