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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen, brown ink and wash on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 150, box D

Physical description

Design in pencil, pen, brown ink and grey wash for the elevation of the East range of the South or garden front of Castle Howard, showing three bays of the central structure and nine bays of the wings, and a plan of the East range. Below, a very rough plan in pencil showing the development of the forecourt wings. Inscribed in ink with dimensions.

Place of Origin

England (made)
Great Britain (made)


ca. 1700 (made)


Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen, brown ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with dimensions.


Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 18.7 cm

Descriptive line

Architectural drawing by Sir John Vanbrugh of Castle Howard, pencil, pen and brown ink and grey wash, Yorkshire, England, ca. 1700

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1995
Kerry Downes


Ink; Paper


Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Baroque; Columns (architectural elements); Classicism; Architecture; Country houses


Architecture; Designs; Drawings

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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