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Creator:
William E. Emes, 1729/30–1803, British
Title:

Garden Design for Northwick Park

Date:
1778
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gray wash, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (two joined sheets): 17 1/2 × 25 7/16 inches (44.5 × 64.6 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 16 7/8 × 25 3/16 inches (42.9 × 64 cm), and Image: 16 7/16 × 24 3/4 inches (41.8 × 62.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen, with black ink, upper left: "A PLAN of the Intended Alterations | Immediately about the House at | NORWICH | the Seat of | Sr John Rushout Bart. | by Wm. Emes | 1778."; inscribed in pen with black ink, center left: "Waterfall | Sunk fence and water course | The Keepers Lodge"; inscribed in pen, with black ink, lower left: "Part of the Sheep Pasture &c."; inscribed in pen, with black ink, lower center: "The Sunk Fence that divides the Park from the Sheep Pasture &c."; inscribed in pen, with black ink, lower right: "The Kitchen Garden | with Hot House &c. | Border to the Garden | The Walk thro' the Meadow to the Grove."; inscribed in pen, with brown ink, verso, center left: "R. Northwick"; inscribed in pen, with brown ink, verso, center right:"Sketch for Improvement of | Northwick -Park- | By W-Emes- | 1778"

Bend [on left sheet]; J WHATMAN [on right sheet].

Signed and dated in pen and black ink, upper left: "By W.m Emes | 1778"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.350
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9581
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Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 76-77, no. 64, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA)


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