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Design - Design for a chimney-piece with a dentilled cornice
  • Design for a chimney-piece with a dentilled cornice
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Design for a chimney-piece with a dentilled cornice

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, in and wash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 244, box B

This design for a chimney-piece is related to designs (D.82, 83, 85, 85A, 86-1891) which are mostly in Vanbrugh's style. It is akin to those in the book of designs preserved at King's Weston, Gloucestershire.

Physical description

Design for a chimney-piece

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


early 18th century (designed)



Materials and Techniques

Pen, in and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with measurements.


Height: 19.5 cm, Length: 18 cm

Descriptive line

Design for a chimney-piece with a dentilled cornice; circle of Sir John Vanbrugh; early 18th century.

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

Lorimer C. and Newton, C. (ed.), The collection of drawings by Sir John Vanbrugh and his circle in the Victoria and Albert Museum, V & A, 1996, p. 40, cat. 104.


Pen and ink



Subjects depicted

Cornice; Chimney-piece


Designs; Drawings

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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