Sketch plan and elevation, Sir William Saunderson's House, Greenwich

Design
ca. 1718-1720 (made)
Sketch plan and elevation, Sir William Saunderson's House, Greenwich thumbnail 1
Sketch plan and elevation, Sir William Saunderson's House, Greenwich thumbnail 2
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Vanbrugh is known to have rented this house from Sir William Saunderson from 9 March 1717 until 25 March 1720.

This drawing is part of the Vanbrugh Album from the Library at Elton Hall. The Album contains 254 drawings and includes works by Sir John Vanbrugh, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, William Talman, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Richard Castle and anonymous draughtsmen in Vanbrugh's office. It was created ca. 1945-54 and was purchased by Victoria and Albert Museum in 1992.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, pen and ink
Brief Description
Sketch plan and elevation, Sir William Saunderson's House, Greenwich; the Vanbrugh Album; Sir John Vanbrugh; ca.1718-1720.
Physical Description
Sketch plan and elevation of a turreted house with a central staircase and a balcony on the first floor outside a Venetian window. On the back a sketch elevation in the manner of Vanbrugh for proposals for Sir William Saunderson's house in Greenwich with additional sketches of an arched gateway and urns, and a ground plan of an estate.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.3cm
  • Length: 27.7cm
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 38 Sqrs (Inscribed in ink. Numbered with dimensions.)
  • Sr Wm Saunderson's house (Inscribed in pencil on the back.)
  • (The ground plan is numbered with dimensions.)
Object history
Part of the Vanbrugh Album, which was purchased in 1992 with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, The Monument Trust, The Sainsbury Trust, and an anonymous donor.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
Vanbrugh is known to have rented this house from Sir William Saunderson from 9 March 1717 until 25 March 1720.



This drawing is part of the Vanbrugh Album from the Library at Elton Hall. The Album contains 254 drawings and includes works by Sir John Vanbrugh, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, William Talman, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Richard Castle and anonymous draughtsmen in Vanbrugh's office. It was created ca. 1945-54 and was purchased by Victoria and Albert Museum in 1992.
Bibliographic References
  • Lorimer, C. and Newton, C. (ed.), The collection of drawings by Sir John Vanbrugh and his circle in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V & A, 1996, p. 27, cat. 54.
  • Downes, K., Sir John Vanbrugh: A Biography, 1987, p. 374 and p. 381.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2124:129-1992

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