Title from Horace Walpole's ms. note in ink on mount below drawing. Epitaph on tomb and notes below image are in Latin. Date from Horace Walpole correspondence with Sir Horace Mann 20 November 1757: "... that columbarium at Linton is to have a beautiful urn designed by Mr. Bentley as the whole is, with this plain, very true inscription, Galfredo Mann, amicissimo optimo, qui obit--H.W.P." With a note in Horace Walpole's hand in ink bottom of image: Qui obit Dec 20. 1756 status sud 50 Horatius Walpole posuit. Formerly mounted on leaf 50 in an album assembled by Horace Walpole: Drawings and designs by Richd. Bentley ... [Strawberry Hill], [ca. 1760]. Sold at Strawberry Hill Sale, day viii, lot 57, to William Knight, Esq., £4.2.0; London sale number lot 1255 of the 10th day of sale, with the lot number still preserved on spine. Sold by Spencer through Fletcher to W.S. Lewis for £210, May 1926.
A design for the tomb of Galfridus Mann of Boughton Malherbe in Kent, brother of Sir Horace Mann, with elevation and details.
Drawings and designs by Richd. Bentley ...
49 3585 leaf 50 Folio 49 3585 leaf 50 Box 4
Lewis Walpole Library
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Harris, J. Catalogue of British drawings for architecture, decoration, sculpture and landscape gardening, 1550-1900, in American collections, p. 21 Richard Bentley, Tomb at Linton in Kent. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
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["Drawings and designs by Richd. Bentley, only son of Dr. Bentley, Master of Trinity-College, Cambridge [art original]."]