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Design

Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:107-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Plan and elevation for a house connected with E.2124:182-1992. Feint sketch plan in pencil.

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 for a house connected with E.2124:182-1992. Feint sketch plan in pencil.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with the scale (1 inch to 8 feet).

Dimensions

Height: 22.8 cm, Width: 29.4 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 for a 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. 57, cat. 156.

Production Note

According to David Griffin, perhaps connected with E.2124.7 and 176. Colvin and Craig say apparently related to E.2124.61 and 91.

Materials

Pen and ink; Pencil; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

House; Elevation; Plans (drawings)

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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