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Vitruvius Britannicus, or The British Architect, Volume III

1725 (made)
Place Of Origin

Engraving print on paper

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
printer's ink, paper, engraving
Brief Description
From Vitruvius Britannicus by Colen Campbell: General Wade's house, Great Burlington Street, London. Plate 10 of Volume III. Engraving by Hendrik Hulsbergh, London, 1735.
Physical Description
Engraving print on paper
    Marks and Inscriptions
    Ca: Campbell delin: H. Hulsbergh Sculp: (Lettered)
    Gallery Label
    Henry Hulsberg after Colen Campbell (1676-1729) Plan and elevation of the garden front of General Wade's house, Burlington Street, London, designed by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694-1753) Etching and engraving from Vitruvius Britannicus, Vol 111, 1725 General Wade's house, in what is now Old Burlington Street, was designed by Lord Burlington in 1723. It was Burlington's first town house, built on one of the streets he developed on his own land behind Burlington House. Its street facade was comparatively conventional, but this garden front was a pure Palladian exercise, closely derived from a Palladio drawing for a small palazzo. The drawing formed part of the collection of Palladio drawings which Burlington had acquired in Italy and England, which was to influence so many of his later buildings. Contemporary commentators recognised that Wade's house demonstrated the classical principle that the impact of a building derived not from its size but from the proportions of its design; even a small building could have 'Greatness of Manner'. The house was demolished in 1935.
    Credit line
    Acquired from B. Weinreb Ltd., London in 1967.
    Bibliographic Reference
    Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1967
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