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  • Design
    Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir, born 1699 - died 1733
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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Plan of a long rectangular garden.

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 of a long rectangular garden.

Place of Origin

England (made)


early 18th century (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

'A Scale of Tenn Ffoot to an Inch'
Inscribed in ink (Scale: 1 inch to 10 feet).


Height: 26.1 cm, Width: 42.5 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

Plan of a long rectangular garden 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. 57, cat. 156.


Pen and ink



Subjects depicted

Garden; Plans (drawings)


Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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