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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, wash and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:128-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Dawson's Summer House. Plan and elevation of a polygonal building with a conical roof surrounded by an arcade.

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

Dawson's Summer House. Plan and elevation of a polygonal building with a conical roof surrounded by an arcade.

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, wash and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'a section to be made of this placeing 5 in Cor: equal with 15 feet high and coveing 5 feet and 9 inches rests for the top corn: entreing & windows through the cove.'
Inscribed in Pearce's hand.

Inscribed with a key and numbered with dimensions.

Inscribed on the back with title in Pearce's hand

Dimensions

Height: 27.8 cm, Width: 19.7 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

Dawson's Summer House in the Vanbrugh Album, circle of 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. 27, cat. 54.
Downes, K., Sir John Vanbrugh: A Biography, 1987, p. 374 and p. 381.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Arcade; Polygons; Conical roof; Elevation; Building; Plan

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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