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Architectural drawing
  • Architectural drawing
    Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796
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Architectural drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (drawn by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink with pencil

  • Museum number:

    E.3260-1934

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 229

Elevation of the lantern on one of the small domes of St Peters by leading architect and designer Sir William Chambers (1723-1796). On the verso, a sketch plan of a circular building on a square plinth with buttresses at the corners.

Chambers moved to London in 1755 and published his influential Treatise on Civil Architecture in 1759. Chambers demonstrated the breadth of his style in buildings such as Gower (later Carrington) House and Melbourne House, London, in such country houses as Duddingston, Scotland, and in the garden architecture he designed for Wilton House, Wiltshire, and at Kew Gardens. He became head of government building in 1782, and in this capacity built Somerset House, London.

Physical description

Elevation of the lantern on one of the small domes of St Peters. The top right of the sheet has been cut.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

mid 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (drawn by)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink with pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Elevation of the Lantern of the little domes of St Peters on the outside'
Inscribed in brown ink with dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 481 mm, Width: 269 mm

Descriptive line

Elevation of the lantern on one of the small domes of St Peters, 18th century, by Sir William Chambers (1723-1796).

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

Snodin, Michael. Sir William Chambers London: V&A Publications, 1996. ISBN: 1851771824

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Domes; Churches; Lantern

Categories

Designs; Architecture; Drawings

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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