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Model of Vauxhall Gardens

  • Object:

    Model

  • Date:

    1984

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucy Askew (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, cork, flock, perspex, styrene sheet, sheet brass, wire wool, latex foam and cellulose paint; with fibre-optic and bulb lighting.

  • Museum number:

    E.481-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Date

1984

Artist/maker

Lucy Askew (made)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, cork, flock, perspex, styrene sheet, sheet brass, wire wool, latex foam and cellulose paint; with fibre-optic and bulb lighting.

Dimensions

Height: 420 mm Perspex hood, Width: 1855 mm Perspex hood, Depth: 1220 mm Perspex hood, Height: 150 mm base, Width: 1870 mm base, Depth: 1230 mm base

Object history note

This model was commissioned for the exhibition 'Rococo: art and design in Hogarth's England' which was held at the V&A in May to Sept 1984, and was partly based on David Coke's reconstruction of the plan, and on contemporary prints. See section F, pp. 74-98 of the exhibition catalogue.
Gift from Exhibitions Section of V&A.

Descriptive line

Model of Vauxhall Gardens as it appeared circa 1751. Scale of 1:150.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Rococo: art and design in Hogarth's England', London: V&A, 1984. See section F, pp. 74-98 of the exhibition catalogue.

Exhibition History

The Triumph of Pleasure: Music, art and morality at Vauxhall Gardens 1661-1559 (The Foundling Museum 11/05/12-09/09/12)

Production Note

This model was commissioned for the exhibition 'Rococo: art and design in Hogarth's England' which was held at the V&A in May to Sept 1984, and was partly based on David Coke's reconstruction of the plan, and on contemporary prints. See section F, pp. 74-98 of the exhibition catalogue.

Subjects depicted

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Collection code

PDP

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