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    Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir, born 1699 - died 1733
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:214-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Elevation of one side of an arched and pedimented gateway to the forecourt of a house. Two rusticated pilasters are topped with a tasselled cushion and an open book. Two volutes are added in pencil on the outside of the archway, half way up.

This drawing is part of the Vanbrugh Album. 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 one side of an arched and pedimented gateway to the forecourt of a house. Two rusticated pilasters are topped with a tasselled cushion and an open book. Two volutes are added in pencil on the outside of the archway, half way up.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscrived in ink 'outside of the gate next the street'.

Inscribed on the back I must stay till my man comes back from London upon a message I sent him thither. and his time being uncertain I will not make you stay for me but shall follow (God willing) tomorrow morning. I have some affairs to adjust with James which must also be done tonight. I am most sincerely yours etc N Hawksmoor Saturday noon.
Inscribed on the back.

Dimensions

Height: 42.3 cm each corner cut, Length: 26 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 one side of an arched and pedimented gateway to the forecourt of the house by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (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. 39, cat. 98.

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Wash

Subjects depicted

Pilasters; Pediment; Book; Arched; Volutes; House; Gateway; Cushion

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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