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Architectural design - Elevation of the east or west side of the forecourt at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.
  • Elevation of the east or west side of the forecourt at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Elevation of the east or west side of the forecourt at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.

  • Object:

    Architectural design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1699 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)
    Hawksmoor, Nicholas, born 1661 - died 1736 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.427-1951

  • Gallery location:

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

The design despicted in this drawing is approximately as executed, but a pediment was subsequently placed over the centre-piece.

Physical description

Elevation of the east or west side of the forecourt at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1699 (designed)

Artist/maker

Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)
Hawksmoor, Nicholas, born 1661 - died 1736 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink

Dimensions

Height: 17.4 cm, Length: 53 cm

Object history note

The design is approximately as executed, but a pediment was subsequently placed over the centre-piece.

Purchased from the Marquis of Bute at auction at Sotheby's (lot 19.10) on 23 May 1951 by the National Arts Collection Fund and given to the V & A.

Descriptive line

Architectural drawing of Castle Howard by Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor; ca. 1699.

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

Lorimer, C. and Newton, C., The collection of drawings by Sir John Vanbrugh and his circle in the Victoria and Albert Museum, V & A, 1996, p. 14, cat. 9.
L. Whistler, The Imagination of Vanbrugh and his Fellow Artists, 1954, p. 74 and Fig 18.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951, London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962.

Materials

Pen and ink

Techniques

Architectural drawing

Subjects depicted

Castle; Pediment

Categories

Architecture; Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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