7 June 2001
Sir James Thornhill (1675-1734)
Preliminary design for a ceiling
signed 'Sr J. Thornhill (lower left) and inscribed '... & Gratitude attended[?] by Ye + Card Virtues & Fame crown ye & c.' (upper centre) with indistinct inscription ..1076 (on the reverse)
pencil, pen and brown ink and grey wash, unidentified watermark
7 3/8 x 11½ in. (18.8 x 29.3 cm.)
Formerly from the Collection of Eric H. L. Sexton.
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It has been suggested that the present drawing may be a preliminary design for a ceiling at Grimmsthorpe Castle.
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