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Welbeck Abbey, from the lake

Welbeck Abbey, from the lake

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15545

Item number: f.63

Length: 33.2

Width: 49

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

In this sketch Welbeck Abbey appears faintly in the distance beyond the lake. In 1744 the garden designer Francis Richardson redesigned the formal gardens and the lake. A bridge was added in 1765 but when the writer Horace Walpole visited the estate in 1768 it had recently collapsed.

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