10 feet to 1 ½ inches (just over) (10 feet = 38.5 mm)
In pen and grey ink at top centre, probably by Gibbs, North Front, and at bottom left-centre, in pencil, in a C18-19 hand, Wimpole
Signed and dated
Medium and dimensions
Pen and grey ink with grey wash over faint pencil under drawing, with black inked ruled border (partly trimmed away); three joined sheets of laid paper, backed with modern tissue; 426 x 740.
Strasbourg bend / LVG (r.h. sheet); IV and IV (l.h. two sheets)
This grand proposal for an applied Corinthian portico on the garden front of the house was unexecuted. In the mid-1740s the garden front was given the central canted bay shown in a proposal drawing for the elevation by Flitcroft c.1742, and in a survey by Soane's office in 1790 (Adshead, 2007, cat. nos 48, 104).
Wren Society, XVII, pl. 16; T. Friedman, James Gibbs, 1984, p. 1115, pl. 112; D. Adshead, Wimpole, 2007, cat. 10, p. 22
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