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Design - Sketch plan and elevation of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland
  • Sketch plan and elevation of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland
    John Vanbrugh, born 1664 - died 1726
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Sketch plan and elevation of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Vanbrugh, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:79-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

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This design is related to other designs for Inveraray Castle by Sir John Vanbrugh, which is depicted in E.2124.132 and forms part of a set with E.2124.120, .138 and .139, all of which are also part of the Vanbrugh Album. Inveraray Castle was never built.

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

D of Argyles at Inverary. Sketch plan and elevation of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, ca.1720 but never built. The plan shows four corner towers and circular staircases, and the elevation shows nine bays, with the central pedimented bay having turrets either side.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1720 (made)

Artist/maker

John Vanbrugh, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

20 Sqrs
No 11

Dimensions

Height: 18.6 cm, Length: 15.3 cm

Object history note

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

Sketch plan and elevation of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland; the Vanbrugh Album; Sir John Vanbrugh; ca. 1720.

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. 33, cat. 72.

Subjects depicted

Castle; Elevation; Plan; Argyll

Categories

Drawings; Designs

Production Type

Unique

Collection code

PDP

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