Monticello I

Description: Study plan for first version
Date: Before 1770
Medium: Ink & pencil
Support: Laid paper, no watermark (Paper CX)
Dimensions: 16.8 cm x 11.4 cm (6-5/8" x 4-1/2")
Condition: Linen backed, large dark stains in mid-sheet, medium stain in upper left quadrant, mottling throughout sheet (heavier on bottom half than on top half) probably from old water damage
Author: Jefferson
Owner: MHi
Classification: N-26 , K-119 , M
Publication History:
Author: Kimball
Title: Thomas Jefferson Architect
Date: 1916
Note: Kimball originally believed this to be a drawing of Brandon, Benjamin Harrison's house.
Author: Nichols
Title: Jefferson's Architectural Drawings
Date: 1984
Note: Nichols notes that Kimball told him this was Monticello, not Brandon.

Commentary: Nichols notes that this was traced from Robert Morris, "Select Architecture" (London, 1757)