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Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1718 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stevens, R (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, ink and coloured wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:252-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Portion of a plan of Stillorgan House, Co Dublin, and garden, showing a circular fountain.

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

Portion of a plan of Stillorgan House, Co Dublin, and garden, showing a circular fountain.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1718 (made)

Artist/maker

Stevens, R (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink and coloured wash

Marks and inscriptions

'R. Stevens'
Inscribed in ink

Numbered with the scale
Scale: 1 inch to 45 feet.

Dimensions

Height: 32.2 cm, Length: 33.6 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

Portion of a plan of Stillorgan House, Co Dublin, and garden, showing a circular fountain. ca. 1718.

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. 23, cat. 44.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Subjects depicted

Garden; Fountains; House; Architecture

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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