Ground Plan, Ground Floor (?)
George Steuart (Atholl 1730 - Douglas, Isle of Man 1806)
Architecture / Drawings
Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper
325 x 485 mmOrder this image
Attingham Park, Shropshire (Accredited Museum)
Ground plan. Pencil, ink and watercolour drawing by George Steuart, circa 1782. Floor plan for the ground floor at Attingham Hall, showing original staircase (on the site of the present Picture Gallery). A pencil doodle, perhaps by Nash, shows the site of the new staircase added in 1806. Grey wash detailing. Faint design for clock tower and courtyard. Card mount, glazed in giltwood frame, dentil border. Noel Hill's commission to George Steuart was placed as soon as his father died in 1782. Steuart, a Scotsman, had started work in London as a decorator but by 1770 had turned to architecture and was designing a town house for the Duke of Atholl - to the chagrin of Robert Adam. In 1779 he drew up designs for a house at Onslow, near Shrewsbury, for Noel's cousin Rowland Wingfield. During 1783 Steuart was also working on Noel Hill's London house in Portman Square.
Commissioned by Noel Hill (1745-1789), created 1st Baron Berwick, 1784. By descent Attingham collection; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.
Marks and inscriptions
A pencil doodle, perhaps by Nash, shows the site of the new staircase added in 1806.
Makers and roles
George Steuart (Atholl 1730 - Douglas, Isle of Man 1806), artist