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Pavilion - Circular pavilion and minature urn
  • Circular pavilion and minature urn
    Engleheart, Nathaniel Brown, born 1790 - died 1869
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Circular pavilion and minature urn

  • Object:

    Pavilion

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Engleheart, Nathaniel Brown, born 1790 - died 1869 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory

  • Museum number:

    A.10-1936

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ivory carving by Nathaniel Brown Engleheart (1790-1869), is in the form of a pavilion with a cupola and gallery resting on six columns, with a base in the central space. It is an interesting example of turned ivory, and was donated by the grand-daughter of the artist, who was the second son of George Engleheart (1750-1829), a well-known miniature painter, and the nephew of the sculptor and wax modeller Thomas Engleheart (1745-1809). The family originated in Germany.

Physical description

Circular pavilion in turned ivory, in the form of a cupola and gallery resting on six columns, with a base in the central space. A turned urn is in the centre. The lantern and upper section of the dome are separately made in three pieces screwed together. The six octagonal columns at the base are fixed in with ivory pegs under the base.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1820-50 (made)

Artist/maker

Engleheart, Nathaniel Brown, born 1790 - died 1869 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Ivory

Dimensions

Height: 27.5 cm, Diameter: 11.5 cm of base

Object history note

Given by Mrs C.M Sprott, the grand-daughter of the artist, who was the second son of George Engleheart, the miniature painter, in 1936.

Descriptive line

Pavilion, turned ivory circular, by Nathaniel Brown Engleheart, Britian, ca. 1820-50

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

Review [1911-1938], Victoria & Albert Museum. Review of the Principal Acquisitions during the Year, London, 1936, p. 3
Trusted, Marjorie, Baroque & Later Ivories, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2013, cat. no. 158

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Turned

Subjects depicted

Urn

Categories

Architecture; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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