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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    unknown (made)
    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Drawing of a cornice.

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

Drawing of a cornice.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


unknown (made)
18th century (made)


Unknown (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Numbered in ink with dimensions.


Height: 22.4 cm, Length: 27.2 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

Drawing of a cornice.

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, A. The Four Books of Architecture.


Pen and ink

Subjects depicted



Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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