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Elevation of the north, or entrance front of Castle Howard, Yorkshire.

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

This design is closely connected with E.424-1951. It has many points of correspondence with the final design, as published in Vitruvius Britannicus, Vol 1, Pl 58, but the central dome and lateral turrets are missing, the Corinthian order is used instead of the Doric, and the entrance was afterwards re-designed.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen, ink and wash
Brief Description
Architectural drawing for Castle Howard by Sir John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor; ca. 1699.
Physical Description
Elevation of the north, or entrance front of Castle Howard, Yorkshire.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.1cm
  • Length: 136.2cm
Style
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
North Front (Inscribed on the back.)
Credit line
Given by Art Fund
Object history
This design is closely connected with E.424-1951. It has many points of correspondence with the final design, as published in Vitruvius Britannicus, Vol 1, Pl 58, but the central dome and lateral turrets are missing, the Corinthian order is used instead of the Doric, and the entrance was afterwards re-designed. See L. Whistler (1954).



Purchased from the Marquis of Bute at auction at Sotheby's (lot 19.8) 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.424-1951. It has many points of correspondence with the final design, as published in Vitruvius Britannicus, Vol 1, Pl 58, but the central dome and lateral turrets are missing, the Corinthian order is used instead of the Doric, and the entrance was afterwards re-designed.
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.117
Collection
Accession Number
E.425-1951

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