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Design - The Franco-Italian Album
  • The Franco-Italian Album
    Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796
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The Franco-Italian Album

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (drawn)
    France (drawn)

  • Date:

    1749-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, pencil and grey and brown washes

  • Museum number:

    5712:62

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CUP, shelf 5B

A rusticated doorway in the centre of which is a fountain on brackets with steps beneath. This curious composition is probably a trompe-l'oeil carried out in paint.

Physical description

A rusticated doorway in the centre of which is a fountain on brackets with steps beneath. This curious composition is probably a trompe-l'oeil carried out in paint

Place of Origin

Italy (drawn)
France (drawn)

Date

1749-1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, pencil and grey and brown washes

Dimensions

Height: 186 mm, Width: 130 mm

Descriptive line

Sir William Chambers. One of a large group of drawings, mainly architectural designs, bound in a volume titled "Franco-Italian Album," mid-18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Snodin, Michael. Sir William Chambers London: V&A Publications, 1996. ISBN: 1851771824
Kisluk-Grosheide, Daniëlle and Rondot, Bertrand (Eds.) Visiteurs de Versailles: Voyageurs, princes, ambassadeurs (1682-1789) Paris: Gallimard, 2017

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Fountain; Steps; Doorway; Trompe-l'oeil; Brackets

Categories

Architectural fittings; Architecture; Drawings; Designs

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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