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Study for the north, or entrance front of Castle Howard

Architectural Design
ca. 1699 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This design is closely connected with E.425-1951.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink
Brief Description
Architectural drawing for Castle Howard by Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor; ca. 1699.
Physical Description
Study for the north, or entrance front of Castle Howard, Yorkshire. Scale: 1 inch to 5 feet.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23.8cm
  • Length: 29.5cm
Style
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
(Inscribed with a note by Hawksmoor concerning the circular corridore or quadrant and with dimensions and scale.)
Credit line
Given by Art Fund
Object history
This design is closely connected with E.425-1951. See L. Whistler (1954).



Purchased from the Marquis of Bute at auction at Sotheby's (lot 19.7) on 23 May 1951 by the National Arts Collection Fund and given to the V & A.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
This design is closely connected with E.425-1951.
Associated Object
Bibliographic References
  • Lorimer, C. and Newton, C., The collection of drawings by Sir John Vanbrugh and his circle in the Victoria and Albert Museum, V & A, 1996, p. 14, cat. 9.
  • L. Whistler, The Imagination of Vanbrugh and his Fellow Artists, 1954, p. 74 and Fig 18.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951, London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962.
  • Hawksmoor : an exhibition of models, drawings and recent photographs, organised in conjunction with the Hawksmoor Committee's campaign for preserving Christ Church, Spitalfields and St. Anne's, Limehouse, London : Arts Council of Great Britain, 1962no.118
Collection
Accession Number
E.424-1951

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