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Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1726 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:244-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Elevation of a column wreathed with a ribbon and topped with a vase with a mask and swag motif surmounted by a bird.

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 column wreathed with a ribbon and topped with a vase with a mask and swag motif surmounted by a bird.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1726 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

'AD/PER:MEM/ED PEARCE'
Inscribed along the ribbon.

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm, Length: 9.5 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 column wreathed with a ribbon and topped with a vase with a mask and swag motif surmounted by a bird 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.
Palladio. The Four Books of Architecture.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Subjects depicted

Column; Vase; Ribbon; Architecture; Mask; Swags; Bird

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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