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The Mausoleum at Wentworth

The Mausoleum at Wentworth

Engraver: Cartwright

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1807

Shelfmark: Ktop XLV

Item number: 30-c

Genre: Topographical Print

This impressive classical mausoleum is perched on a hill top overlooking Wentworth House. It was built in 1788 to a design by architect John Carr upon the request of Earl Fitzwilliam to create a resting place for his uncle, Charles, Marquis of Rockingham. The 90 foot tower has three stories: the square base is in the Doric style, the middle storey is Ionic and the top is crowned with a cupola. As can be seen in the print, it is flanked by four obelisks topped with decorative urns and the whole monument is surrounded by railings. The inside of the mausoleum houses several good quality statues and busts of friends of Lord Rockingham.

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