Sketch plan and elevation of a small house for an unidentified project

Design
early 18th century (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Brief Description
Sketch plan and elevation of a small house for an unidentified project; the Vanbrugh Album; Sir John Vanbrugh; early 18th century.
Physical Description
Sketch plan and elevation of a small house showing two square and one circular turret with two front projections of two bays each with broken-bed pediments. On the back a pencil sketch of part of a castellated building.
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.4cm
  • Length: 13.1cm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • No10 (Inscribed in ink in un unknown hand.)
  • 5 Sqrs high, 3 Low (Inscribed in ink in Vanbrugh's hand. Numbered in ink with dimensions.)
  • Naked Boy in Little Queen Street: John Truelove (On the back is inscribed part of an address.)
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
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. 39, cat. 96.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2124:192-1992

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