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Design - Elevation of a castellated building for an unidentified project
  • Elevation of a castellated building for an unidentified project
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Elevation of a castellated building 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.2124:149-1992

  • 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

Elevation of a castellated building with the plan of the front elevation only. There are two sets of paired chimney stacks each linked to form an arch. There are eleven bays of which the second, central and tenth project. In pencil over the top of this are the construction lines for projecting a perspective from this drawing.

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 and in pencil with calculations.

Dimensions

Height: 19.1 cm, Length: 26.9 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

Elevation of a castellated building for an unidentified project; the Vanbrugh Album; office 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. 50, cat. 126.

Subjects depicted

Bays; Building; Elevation; Chimney stacks

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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