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Design - Sketch plans and elevations of two small houses for an unidentified project
  • Sketch plans and elevations of two small houses for an unidentified project
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Sketch plans and elevations of two small houses for an unidentified project

  • 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:

    Pencil, pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:217-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

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

Sketch plans and elevations of two small houses. The one on the left has a broken-bed pediment with a central chimney and two small extension blocks on either side, whilst the one on the right is a single block with quoins and a balustraded roof with a chimney stack on each end. On the back a letter from Sir Nicholas Hawksmoor and a pencil sketch of a pedimented window.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Numbered in ink with dimensions.

Inscribed on the back I must stay till my man comes back from London upon a message I sent him thither. and his time being uncertain I will not make you stay for me but shall follow (God willing) tomorrow morning. I have some affairs to adjust with James which must also be done tonight. I am most sincerely yours etc N Hawksmoor Saturday noon.
Inscribed on the back.

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm, Length: 15.7 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 plans and elevations of two small houses for an unidentified project; the Vanbrugh Album; 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. 39, cat. 98.

Subjects depicted

Broken pediment; Elevation; House; Plan; Chimney; Quoins; Pedimented window

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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