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

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    18th Century (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:121-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Plan and elevation of a cruciform building with five bays to the front elevation, the central three projecting and surmounted by a pediment.

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.

E.2124:177 is also from the Vanbrugh Album and is a perspective drawing of Claremont House.

Physical description

Plan and elevation of a cruciform building with five bays to the front elevation, the central three projecting and surmounted by a pediment.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

18th Century (designed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

'The cornice of the upper room is to be placed equal with the level of 12ft-6 and to be high in itself -----1 the ceiling to be a half circle groind from angle to angle -----20 then will the whole height under arch be equal to ----20. '
Inscribed in ink in Pearce's hand.

Numbered in ink with dimensions (Scale: 2 inches to 30 feet).

Dimensions

Height: 25.1 cm, Width: 15 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

Plan and elevation of a cruciform building in the Vanbrugh Album; possibly by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (ca.1695-1733).

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lorimer, C., 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. 20, cat. 26.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing; Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Building; Plan; Cruciform; Pediment; Bays; Elevation

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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