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Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Castle, Richard, born 1690 - died 1751 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:119-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Two plans and two elevations for the same small house as E.2124.43. Vaulting is indicated for the entire cellar floor and for the hallway of the principal floor. Both elevations show a three bay front with the central bay projecting slightly, and a single or dual flight of steps to the arched front door.

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

Two plans and two elevations for the same small house as E.2124.43. Vaulting is indicated for the entire cellar floor and for the hallway of the principal floor. Both elevations show a three bay front with the central bay projecting slightly, and a single or dual flight of steps to the arched front door.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Castle, Richard, born 1690 - died 1751 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm, Width: 40.5 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

Two plans and two elevations for a small house in the Vanbrugh Album, attributed to Richard Castle (ca.1650-1751).

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. 33, cat. 74.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

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

Subjects depicted

Arched; Floor; Steps; Cellar; Plan; Door; Elevations (drawings); Bay

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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