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Design - Grand Cornice for ye New House of Castletowne
  • Grand Cornice for ye New House of Castletowne
    Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir, born 1699 - died 1733
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Grand Cornice for ye New House of Castletowne

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1726 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:245-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Elevation of a cornice of one of the pavilions at Castletown, Co Kildare

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 cornice of one of the pavilions at Castletown, Co Kildare

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1726 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

'Grand Cornice for ye New House of Castletowne'
Inscribed in ink

Numbered with the scale.
Scale: 1 inch to 5 feet.

The inscription is not in Pearce's hand, but drawings E.2124.13 and 99 relate to Castletown, and provide prima facie evidence for his concern, in some capacity with the house.

Dimensions

Height: 17.2 cm, Length: 14.5 cm, Height: 16.8 cm, Width: 23 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 cornice of one of the pavilions at Castletown, Co Kildare by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (ca.1695-1733).

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. 23, cat. 44.

Production Note

The inscription is not in Pearce's hand, but drawings E.2124.13 and 99 relate to Castletown, and provide prima facie evidence for his concern, in some capacity with the house.

Materials

Pen and ink; Pencil

Subjects depicted

Architecture; Pavilions (garden structures); Cornice

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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