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Model of Vauxhall Gardens

Model
1984 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Model of Vauxhall Gardens as it appeared circa 1751.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wood, cork, flock, perspex, styrene sheet, sheet brass, wire wool, latex foam and cellulose paint; with fibre-optic and bulb lighting.
Brief Description
Model of Vauxhall Gardens as it appeared circa 1751. Scale of 1:150.
Physical Description
Model of Vauxhall Gardens as it appeared circa 1751.
Dimensions
  • Perspex hood height: 420mm
  • Perspex hood width: 1855mm
  • Perspex hood depth: 1220mm
  • Base height: 150mm
  • Base width: 1870mm
  • Base depth: 1230mm
Size of baseboard: 183.5 x 120 cm. The model has rubber feet 250 mm high. Perspex is 8 mm thick. When crated is about 60 x 150 x 150 cm
Object history
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.
Production
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.
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
'Rococo: art and design in Hogarth's England', London: V&A, 1984. See section F, pp. 74-98 of the exhibition catalogue.
Collection
Accession Number
E.481-1985

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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