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Design - Plan and front elevation of a small house for an unidentified project
  • Plan and front elevation of a small house for an unidentified project
    Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir, born 1699 - died 1733
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Plan and front elevation of a small house for an unidentified project

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1726-1733 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir, born 1699 - died 1733 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:35-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Two other designs for a small house (E.2124.124-1992 and E.2124.126-1992) executed in the style of Sir John Vanbrugh or by an unknown draughtsman from his circle, and contained in the Vanbrugh Album relate to this work.

The drawing on the back of the sheet represents half a basement plan with indicated vaulting. The other half of this unidentified building is depicted in design E.2124.69-1992 in the Vanbrugh Album.

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 front elevation of a small house, showing one room and a staircase on the ground floor. The elevation shows an arched front door and small rectangular windows and an end chimney stack. Scale: 1 inch to 5 feet. On the back half a basement plan with vaulting indicated of an unidentified building, the other half of which is E.2124.69.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1726-1733 (made)

Artist/maker

Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir, born 1699 - died 1733 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with measurements

Dimensions

Height: 27.4 cm, Length: 21.9 cm

Object history note

Two other designs for a small house (E.2124.124-1992 and E.2124.126-1992) executed in the style of Sir John Vanbrugh or by an unknown draughtsman from his circle, and contained in the Vanbrugh Album relate to this work.

The drawing on the back of the sheet represents half a basement plan with indicated vaulting. The other half of this unidentified building is depicted in design E.2124.69-1992 in the Vanbrugh Album.

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 front elevation of a small house for an unidentified project; the Vanbrugh Album; circle of Sir Edward Lovett Pearce; ca 1726-1733.

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. 95, cat. 261.

Subjects depicted

Staircase; Elevation; Floor; Room; Arched doorway; House; Plan; Chimney stack

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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