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Design

Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Castle, Richard, born 1690 - died 1751 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:182-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case CAGE, shelf 3

Elevation of a town house with five stories. The ground floor has banded rustication and the front door has an entablature supported by 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 town house with five stories. The ground floor has banded rustication and the front door has an entablature supported by volutes.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Castle, Richard, born 1690 - died 1751 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with the scale (1 inch to 8 feet).

Dimensions

Height: 26.3 cm, Width: 18.9 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 town house with five stories in the Vanbrugh Album by Richard Castle (c.1650-1751).

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. 36, cat. 79.

Production Note

Possibly the same building as E.2124.176. However, the basement windows are not arched.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Doorway; Entablatures; Town house; Building; Volutes

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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