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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)
    Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:125-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Plan and elevation of a domed building with a circular staircase projecting from the garden front in the style of Sir John Vanbrugh.

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

Plan and elevation of a domed building with a circular staircase projecting from the garden front in the style of Sir John Vanbrugh.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir, born 1699 - died 1733 (architect)
Vanbrugh, John Sir, born 1664 - died 1726 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'The scale is 10 feet to an inch and may be found almost on every foot ruler. The east front placed 12 foot below the level of the hill by which means there will one & ½ turn of the stairs to the door backwards from the level of the hill to the plan of the great room & ½ a turn to second story from the door west, in the second story a galery to run from the stairs to the front 7 feet wide and two small rooms of each side 4 in all.'
Inscribed in ink in Pearce's hand.

Numbered with a dimension.

Dimensions

Height: 26.9 cm, Width: 19.4 cm

Object history note

According to Colvin and Craig, drawn by Pearce.

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

Plan and elevation of a domed building with a circular staircase projecting from the garden front in the Vanbrugh Album 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, pp. 53-54, cat. 141.

Production Note

According to Colvin and Craig, drawn by Pearce.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing; Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Circular; Plan; Garden; Domed; Elevation; Building

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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