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image SM 6/1/8

Reference number

SM 6/1/8

Purpose

[12] Working drawing for additions to the ante-library, door joinery, 24 November 1791

Aspect

Detail of door joinery

Scale

full size

Inscribed

The Earl of Hardwicke Wimpole, Make the projection from Q to B as little as possible, A, B, Door when open (twice), Door when shut (twice), NB as the doors when open will shew a grove and half the Ball joint / between the moldings and edge of the door tho same grove and half / the ball joint are to be continued round the top, (pencil) make the projection / as little as possible; (verso) Wimple / Drawing shewing the manner / of hanging the Library doors

Signed and dated

Copy Novr 24 1791; (verso) Novr 24th 1791

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and brown pen on wove paper with three fold marks (575 x 336)

Hand

Attributed to (1757-1827) Clerk 1789-96 William Lodder, draughtsman
attributed to William Lodder (1757-1827, clerk 1789-1796)

Literature

D. Hussey, 'Wimpole Hall: the home of Mrs Bambridge, III', Country Life, CXLII, 14 December 1967, p.1596; D. Stroud, 'The charms of natural landscape: the park and gardens at Wimpole II', Country Life, 13 September 1979, p. 762; D. Adshead, Wimpole: architectural drawings and topographical views, National Trust, 2007, p.70.

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Drawing

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