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Design - Elevation and plan of the first floor, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland
  • Elevation and plan of the first floor, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Elevation and plan of the first floor, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:138-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

This design is related to other designs for Inveraray Castle by Sir John Vanbrugh depicted in E.2124.79, E.2124.120, .132 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

Elevation and plan of the first floor of a rectangular castellated house, originally part of the same sheet as E.2124.139 and of the same building. The two-storey building has round corner towers with oeillets on the ground floor and two projecting bays surrounding the central arched doorway. The central chimney stacks are joined into an arch.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink

Dimensions

Height: 31.6 cm, Length: 18.5 cm

Object history note

This design is related to other designs for Inveraray Castle by Sir John Vanbrugh depicted in E.2124.79, E.2124.120, .132 and .139, all of which are also part of the Vanbrugh Album. Inveraray Castle was never built.

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

Elevation and plan of the first floor, Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland; the Vanbrugh Album; in the style 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, London: V & A, 1996, p. 33, cat. 75.

Subjects depicted

Elevation; Castle

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Scotland

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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