Drawing

ca. 1730-1740 (designed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Plan and elevation of a domed temple with four ionic porticos. On the back, a partial roof plan below dome level and a sketch of the base of the column.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Drawing by Roger Morris, design for a temple, pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour, Great Britain, ca.1730-40
Physical Description
Plan and elevation of a domed temple with four ionic porticos. On the back, a partial roof plan below dome level and a sketch of the base of the column.
Dimensions
  • Height: 31.5cm
  • Width: 19.5cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (Inscribed in ink on the front with dimensions and calculations)
  • (Inscribed in pencil on the back with dimensions)
Gallery Label
Roger Morris (1695-1749) Design for a domed temple British, about 1730-1740 Pen and ink, and wash Morris made his fortune as a speculative builder, but it is for his architecture that he is best remembered. After acting as an assistant to Colen Campbell and collaborating with the future Earl of Pembroke, two of the leading promoters of the Palladian style, he had a distinguished career, designing houses both in London and in the country. No doubt intended to enhance some large garden, it is not known if this small temple was ever built. E.3190-1991
Object history
This temple does not appear to have been built.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Spink & Son Ltd., London, Autumn Catalogue 1991, no. 35, illustrated inside front cover.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991
Collection
Accession Number
E.3190-1991

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record createdMarch 4, 2009
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