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Design - Perspective drawing of Claremont House, Surrey
  • Perspective drawing of Claremont House, Surrey
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Perspective drawing of Claremont House, Surrey

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1715 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:177-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 42

In 1715 Vanbrugh started the transformation of his little house at Chargate into the great mansion of Claremont for the Duke of Newcastle. An engraving by John Rocque of 1738 is taken from this viewpoint and is reproduced in Fig. 57 in Laurence Whistler's The Imagination of Vanbrugh and His Fellow Artist (1954). Claremont was demolished in 1769.

This drawing is part of the Vanbrugh Album from the Library at Elton Hall. The Album contains 254 drawings and includes works by Sir John Vanbrugh, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, William Talman, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Richard Castle and anonymous draughtsmen in Vanbrugh's office. It was created ca. 1945-54 and was purchased by Victoria and Albert Museum in 1992.

E.2124:122 is also from the Vanbrugh Album and depicts corresponding designs for Claremont House.

Physical description

Perspective drawing of Claremont House in pen, ink and wash.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1715 (designed)

Artist/maker

Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink and wash

Dimensions

Height: 22.3 cm, Length: 35.1 cm

Object history note

In 1715 Vanbrugh started the transformation of his little house at Chargate into the great mansion of Claremont for the Duke of Newcastle. An engraving by John Rocque of 1738 is taken from this viewpoint. Pleas see Whistler (1954), fig 57. Claremont was demolished in 1769. Please see E.2124.122 for sketch plan and elevation.

Part of the Vanbrugh Album, which was purchased in 1992 with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, The Monument Trust, The Sainsbury Trust, and an anonymous donor.

Descriptive line

Perspective drawing of Claremont House, Surrey; The Vanbrugh Album; circle of sir John Vanbrugh; ca. 1715.

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, London: V & A, 1996., p. 19, cat. 22.
Whistler, L., The Imagination of Vanbrugh and His Fellow Artist, 1954, fig. 57.

Subjects depicted

Claremont House

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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