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Francis Dashwood and Maurice-Louis Jolivet, Academy building for the Society of Dilettanti: ground plan for the Academy, Folds closed

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

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Francis Dashwood and Maurice-Louis Jolivet, Academy building for the Society of Dilettanti: ground plan for the Academy, Large folds open

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

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Francis Dashwood and Maurice-Louis Jolivet, Academy building for the Society of Dilettanti: ground plan for the Academy, Small folds open

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
Academy building for the Society of Dilettanti: ground plan for the Academy
Date
1752
Location
Unframed, drawings chest outside Library, location 240 on Dashwood list, AP 176a
Medium and support
Pen and ink with pencil on paper, coloured wash
Dimensions
Overall height: 57 cm, Overall width: 41 cm
Artists
Francis Dashwood (1708-1781) and Maurice-Louis Jolivet (fl.1750-1759)
Catalogue Number
WW51
Inscription
  • Inscriptions in hand of Francis Dashwood: ‘to Hampstead’, ‘Cavendish Square’, ‘Great Court Yard’, all areas and rooms labelled; scale to 10 feet, some measurements marked

Description

The drawing is comprised of four flaps, two large flaps on either side reveal porter’s and cook’s lodgings by gate, two smaller flaps added to these reveal similar on left-hand side and ‘receptacles for modells’ on the right. This drawing for a projected Academy for the Dilettanti has been discussed several times, notably by Jason Kelly.1
by Clare Hornsby

Footnotes

  1. Jason M. Kelly, The Society of Dilettanti and the Planning of a Museum (2012), online jasonmkelly.com /2012/03/27/the-society-of-dilettanti-and-the-planning-of-a-museum/ (accessed January 2018).

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