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Architectural Drawing
  • Architectural Drawing
    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915
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Architectural Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain

  • Date:

    ca.1870- ca.1872

  • Artist/Maker:

    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by H M Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria & Albert Museum, 2014

  • Museum number:

    E.491-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 278

This is a drawing in pencil and ink on paper showing a survey of the site of Rougham Park. This drawing shows the grounds of the park with fences, trees, a pond, and the street. The drawing includes dimensions and a scale. Verso has Webb's address, indicating that the drawing was sent to Webb. Rougham was intended as a country home designed by Webb for Charles North between 1870 and 1872. The project was abandoned due to a lack of funds, but several drawings still exist, many of which are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Philip Speakman Webb (Oxford, 1831-Sussex, 1915) was a prominent British architect who designed numerous buildings throughout Great Britain. Known for his contributions to British vernacular architecture, Webb was also a skilled draughtsman, and designer of tableware, tiles, stained glass, and furniture. He also designed gravestones and memorials for his friends and clients. Webb lent his hand to many collaborative projects and worked closely with his colleagues, namely William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Edward Burne Jones. His precise drawings of animals, particularly birds, frequently adorn tiles, stained glass, textiles, and wallpaper produced by Morris and Co. Webb is best known for designing Morris’ Red House in Bexleyheath, as well as Clouds House, Naworth Castle, and several London town houses. Among his other accomplishments, Webb is attributed with laying the groundwork for the Arts and Crafts and Modern movements, establishing longstanding principles in historic preservation, and creating some of the most influential designs still studied and celebrated today.

Physical description

This is a drawing in pencil and ink on paper showing a survey of the site of Rougham Park. This drawing shows the grounds of the park with fences, trees, a pond, and the street. The drawing includes dimensions and a scale. Verso has Webb's address, indicating that the drawing was sent to Webb.

Place of Origin

Britain

Date

ca.1870- ca.1872

Artist/maker

Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915

Dimensions

Length: 33.5 cm, Height: 42.5 cm

Object history note

This object is part of a set of 278 designs and drawings formerly in the collection of John Brandon-Jones. Brandon-Jones was an architect and architectural historian.

Descriptive line

Survey drawing for Rougham Park by Philip Webb, ca.1870- ca.1872

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Paper

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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