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

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    18th Century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:166-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Elevation of a house with a raised Ionic tetrastyle porticoed front. There is a small section cut from the top right hand corner.

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 house with a raised Ionic tetrastyle porticoed front. There is a small section cut from the top right hand corner.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

18th Century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

'by which means there will be 8 steps out of the Galery in the hall into the room of the upper floors one in the doorway and one in the Gallery before each door. '
Lettered in ink

Numbered in ink and pencil with dimensions and calculations.

Marked in ink with several trial pen marks.

Dimensions

Height: 23.9 cm, Width: 38.2 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.

Historical context note

Possibly Bellamont Forest, Co Cavan.

Descriptive line

Elevation of a house with a raised Ionic tetrastyle porticoed front in the Vanbrugh Album, attributed to 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. 46, cat. 115.
Downes, K., Sir John Vanbrugh: A Biography, 1987, p. 434.
Whistler, L., The Imagination of Vanbrugh and his Fellow Artists, 1954, fig. 88.

Production Note

Possibly Bellamont Forest, Co Cavan.

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

House; Ionic; Elevations (drawings); Tetrastyle

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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