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Design - Plan and elevation of a small house for an unidentified project
  • Plan and elevation of a small house for an unidentified project
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726
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Plan and elevation of a small house 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, ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:130-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Design E.2124.134-1992 executed in the style of Sir John Vanbrugh is identical to this plan and elevation of a small house. A plan of a freestanding square structure on the back of the sheet closely related to the plan and elevation of an ornamental garden feature by Vanbrugh (E.2124.191-1992).

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

Plan and elevation of a small house. Scale: 1 inch to 5 feet. On the back a plan for a freestanding square structure with four niches.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

3 Sqrs
Inscribed in ink in Vanbrugh's hand.

No. 6
Inscribed in ink in anonymous hand.

Partition wall 14 inches of brick: no wainscott.
Also inscribed with the above.

Dimensions

Height: 31.9 cm, Length: 19.8 cm

Object history note

E.2124.134-1992 is identical to this design. Plan on the back relates to E.2124.191-1992 by Sir John Vanbrugh.

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

Plan and elevation of a small house for an unidentified project; 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, pp. 57-58, cat. 161.

Subjects depicted

Structure; House; Plan; Niches; Elevation

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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