'Drawings…Collected cheifly [sic] from Noble-mens Houses'
Pen and ink, ink wash
Museum no. D.386-1890
The boudoir ceiling at Holdernesse House was similar to others that Stuart designed for Montagu House and Belvedere House. A visiting architect, John Carter, sketched a portion of the ceiling ornament in 1766. Carter made twenty-one drawings of the ornamental details of the house. These serve as the only record of several rooms lost in a later rebuilding.