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Design - Elevation of a house with four stories for an unidentified project
  • Elevation of a house with four stories for an unidentified project
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Elevation of a house with four stories 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:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:173-1992

  • 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 house with four stories. The ground floor has five bays with an arcade of four heavy Doric columns, topped with roundels or oculi, and the piano nobile has an Ionic colonnade over the three central bays.

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: 22 cm, Length: 18.4 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 house with four stories for an unidentified project; the Vanbrugh Album; circle 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. 54, cat. 143.

Subjects depicted

Elevation; Colonnade; Bays; Oculi; Arcade; Piano nobile; House; Columns; Roundels

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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