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  • Date:

    unknown (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Elevation of a pedimented window with volutes.

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 pedimented window with volutes.


unknown (made)


Unknown (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash


Height: 30.3 cm, Length: 17.7 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 pedimented window with volutes.

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.
Palladio, A. The Four Books of Architecture.


Pen and ink; Wash; Pencil

Subjects depicted

Window; Elevations (building divisions); Volutes; Pediment


Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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