A plan of the principal story of a new design for a house, intended for the Rt. Honble. [Right Honourable] Lord Knapton in Ireland [Abbeyleix House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois for Thomas Vesey, 2nd Baron Knapton, later 1st Viscount de Vesci]
James Wyatt Arch. [Architect].
|Main Creator:||Wyatt, James, 1746-1813, architect.|
Floor plan of the story of Abbeyleix House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois featuring the spaces and dimensions of purposed hall, withdrawing room, library, breakfasting parlour, dining parlour and a dressing room, drawn to scale by James Wyatt for Thomas Vesey, 2nd Baron Knapton, who was created 1st Viscount de Vesey in 1776. One of several architectural drawings (numbered PD AD 3125 - PD AD 3138) that were previously bound together and which are sometimes known as the Wyatt-Penrose volume as Thomas Penrose (1740-1792), engineer and architect, acted as James Wyatt’s agent/assistant for his Irish works from 1772 until 1787. Wyatt sent his architectural drawings from his London office to Penrose in Ireland to be executed. Penrose was subsequently appointed Inspector of Civil Buildings following the death of Thomas Cooley in 1784. On verso of this sheet are two late 19th century NLI stamps bearing the words "National Library of Ireland" with both surmounted by the [British] Crown.
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[London : s.n., n.d., ca. 1772]
Formerly bound into volume held at NLI call number LBR 72884 [LBR, an acronym for "Large Book Room"]; that NLI binding stamped and dated 20 September 1892 on front papers - “National Library of Ireland. Bound 20 Sep. 92 ”
Physical description: 1 drawing : pencil, pen and wash; 38.2 x 54.2 cm..
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|PD AD 3130||
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