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SM 6/1/13


[5] Presentation drawing showing a survey of the ground floor, 5 July 1790


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/24 inch to 1 foot


(upper case) The plan / of Wimpole a seat of Lord Hardwicke, plan labelled (upper case): Hall, Anti Room, Chapel, Eating Room, Anti Room, Saloon, Anti Room, Drawing Room, Library, Book Room, Gallery, Eating Room, Anti Room and room dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 5 July 1790
    David Laing July 5th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and blue washes, within double-ruled and wash border on laid paper (571 x 452)


Laing, David (1774--1856), draughtsman
David Laing (1774-1856, pupil Jan 1790- ; June 1796)


J Whatman and fleur-de-lis over cartouche with ornate W below



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