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

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink with pencil

  • Museum number:

    7074:35

  • Gallery location:

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

Measured drawing of the base of a column at St Marys in Campitelli by leading architect and designer Sir William Chambers (1723-1796). Measured drawing of the base of a column. On the verso, a partial drawing using ruled lines and compasses.

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

Measured drawing of the base of a column. On the verso, a partial drawing using ruled lines and compasses.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Sir William Chambers, born 1723 - died 1796 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink with pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Corinthian Base at St Marys in Campitelli'
Inscribed in ink with dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 272 mm, Width: 191 mm

Descriptive line

Measured drawing of the base of a column at St Marys in Campitelli, 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

Production Note

Attribution note: Scale: 7/8 in. to 1 ft.

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Buildings; Columns (architectural elements)

Categories

Architectural fittings; Architecture; Designs; Drawings

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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