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Design - Plan of a small house, Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich
  • Plan of a small house, Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Plan of a small house, Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1719 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:51-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

The plan depicted in this drawing resembles that of Vanbrugh's house at Greenwich.

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.

Physical description

Plan of a small house with five bays to the front with the outer two projecting. The garden front has a semicircular bay of three windows. On the back are the beginnings of an plan in ink and pencil.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1719 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with dimensions.

Dimensions

Height: 11.7 cm, Length: 11.2 cm

Object history note

The plan resembles that of Vanbrugh's house at Greenwich.

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

Plan of a small house, Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich; the Vanbrugh Album; Sir John Vanbrugh; ca. 1719.

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. 28, cat. 56.

Subjects depicted

Castle; Plan

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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