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47 (SM volume 38) For Lord Donegal


47 (SM volume 38) For Lord Donegal


Rough details for a chimneypieceInscribed: Lord Donegal / (?) Hunting (?) Parl.[our], Plain, Brocettilla, Grapes, Branch and 4.3 by 3.4Pen, pencil, by SoaneThe chimneypiece was to be made of Brocatello marble (see 20). A scroll moulding, six-petalled rosette and grapevine drop are shown.Lancelot Brown designed Fisherwick Park in Staffordshire for the 5th Earl (later 1st Marquess) of Donegal, 1766-1774 (D.Stroud, Henry Holland, 1966, p.40; H.Colvin, Biographical dictionary of British architects, 1600-1840, 3rd ed., 1995). The chimneypiece details suggest that Holland shared in the design of the interiors.



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