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    Hawksmoor, Nicholas, born 1661 - died 1736
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hawksmoor, Nicholas, born 1661 - died 1736 (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:28-1992

  • Gallery location:

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

Plan and elevation of a large garden pedestal with urns probably intended for the grounds of Castle Howard.

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 large garden pedestal with urns probably intended for the grounds of Castle Howard.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Hawksmoor, Nicholas, born 1661 - died 1736 (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

'No III'
Inscribed in ink and with scale.

Dimensions

Height: 25.7 cm, Width: 18.9 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 large garden pedestal with urns probaly intended for the grounds of Castle Howard in the Vanbrugh Album, Nicholas Hawksmoor (ca.1661-1736).

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. 24, cat. 46.

Production Note

Attribution note: Scale: 3 inches to 10 feet.

Materials

Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Pedestal; Urns; Elevation; Plan; Garden

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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