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Design - Basement and ground floor plans, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland
  • Basement and ground floor plans, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Basement and ground floor plans, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:132-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

This design represents a development of Sir John Vanbrugh's sketch for Inveraray Castle depicted in E.2124.79 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

Basement and ground floor plans of a design for a rectangular castellated house. Indications of vaulting are seen on the basement floor. Scale: 1 inch to 12 feet.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1720 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Numbered in ink with dimensions and scale.

Dimensions

Height: 32.5 cm, Length: 18.7 cm

Object history note

According to Colvin and Craig (1964), this is a development of Vanbrugh's sketch for Inveraray Castle (E.2124.79). This forms part of a set with E.2124.120, .138 and .139.

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

Basement and ground floor plans, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland; the Vanbrugh Album; circle 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. 73.
Colvin, H. and Craig, M., (Eds), Architectural Drawings in the Library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, The Roxburghe Club, Oxford, 1964.

Subjects depicted

Elevation; Castle; Plan

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Scotland

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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