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Design

Artist/Maker

Design for the front and side elevations of a chimney piece, flanked by the heads of grotesque birds and surmounted by an ornate pedimented mirror made by the circle of William Kent.


Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Pen and ink and brown ink wash.
Brief description
Design for a mantelpiece, once attributed to John Michael Rysbrack
Physical description
Design for the front and side elevations of a chimney piece, flanked by the heads of grotesque birds and surmounted by an ornate pedimented mirror.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30.2cm
  • Width: 20.8cm
Marks and inscriptions
Numbered with scale of 1 inch to 1 foot.
Object history
A note in pencil on the mount states that this is not by Rysbrack and that it looks like a drawing for one of the plates in Isaac Ware's Complete Body of Architecture. The note is intialled ADL.
Summary
Design for the front and side elevations of a chimney piece, flanked by the heads of grotesque birds and surmounted by an ornate pedimented mirror made by the circle of William Kent.
Collection
Accession number
209

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Record createdOctober 16, 2008
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