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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:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:164-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Elevation of a villa with basement and attic levels. The ground floor is rusticated and the three central windows on the piano nobile are pedimented. Four Corinthian pilasters rise through the piano nobile to the attic level.

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 villa with basement and attic levels. The ground floor is rusticated and the three central windows on the piano nobile are pedimented. Four Corinthian pilasters rise through the piano nobile to the attic level.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

18th Century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Dimensions

Height: 11.3 cm, Width: 13 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 villa with basement and attic levels in the Vanbrugh Album, possibly by 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.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Piani nobili; Windows; Attics (interior spaces); Corinthian (architectural style); Basement; Elevation; Villas; Pilasters

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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