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possibly Maurice-Louis Jolivet, after Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Academy building for the Society of Dilettanti: side elevation for the Council Room or Front elevation for the flanking Academy buildings

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Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
Academy building for the Society of Dilettanti: side elevation for the Council Room or Front elevation for the flanking Academy buildings
Date
c.1751–2
Location
Unframed, drawings chest outside Library, location 240 on Dashwood list, AP 148, Witt 941/5 (46)
Medium and support
Pen and ink with pencil on paper, coloured wash
Dimensions
Overall height: 19 cm, Overall width: 29 cm
Artists
possibly Maurice-Louis Jolivet (fl.1750-1759), after Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni (1695-1766)
Catalogue Number
WW52

Description

This severe design, much influenced by the manner of Servandoni’s work (see WW41), was made either for the side elevation of the Grand Council Room or equally could have been intended for the Academies of Painting and Sculpture (right-hand side) and of Architecture (left-hand side), shown on the ground plan, which were entered from the side.
by Clare Hornsby

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