An 18th century sketch of a room for Rokeby Park

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An 18th century sketch of a room for Rokeby Park

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An 18th century architectural drawing by Thomas Robinson entitled "Draft for my best parlour" detailing aspect views of the room for Rokeby Park. 

Signed and dated 1739
Rokeby Park is a country house in the Palladian style in Northern England. It is located close to the confluence of the River Tees and River Greta, close to Greta Bridge in what is now County Durham. It was historically located in the North Riding of Yorkshire. 

Completed in 1735 (and known at the time as Rokeby Hall) by Sir Thomas Robinson, it is considered a fine example of the italianate Palladian style. Robinson owned it until 1769, when he sold it to J.S. Morritt, an ancestor of the current owner.

The house is well known as the original English home of the painting The Toilet of Venus by Diego Velázquez, now known in English as The Rokeby Venus. The original now hangs in the National Gallery, London and a copy hangs in the saloon at Rokeby Park. Sir Walter Scott was a regular visitor to the house, and used it as the setting to his epic poem "Rokeby" in 1812.

In an Edwardian frame

Width: 21 1/2 in; 54.5 cm

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