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Drawing - Elevation of the Parlour chimney-piece, Combe Bank
  • Elevation of the Parlour chimney-piece, Combe Bank
    Morris, Roger, born 1695 - died 1749
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Elevation of the Parlour chimney-piece, Combe Bank

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1725-1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morris, Roger, born 1695 - died 1749 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash drawing on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.2029-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 176, box A

Physical description

An architectural drawing depicting an elevation of the Parlour Chimney-piece at Combe Bank.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca.1725-1730 (made)

Artist/maker

Morris, Roger, born 1695 - died 1749 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash drawing on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in black ink with dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 24.5 cm trimmed to, Width: 30 cm trimmed to

Object history note

The chimneypiece and over mantel were executed as they appear in this design, the frieze however no longer survives and may never have been executed. John Adam's sketchbook shows an elevation of half of the Parlour chimneypiece (John Harris, The Palladians, pl.75).

Descriptive line

Drawing by Roger Morris, elevation of the Parlour chimneypiece, 1 of 8 architectural designs for Combe Bank, Sundridge, Kent, pencil, pen and ink and wash, Great Britain, ca. 1725-30

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Elevations; Plans; Mantel; Fireplace

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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