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Nicholas Revett, West Wycombe Park: interior decorations: Ionic interior screen elevation and measured plan

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
West Wycombe Park: interior decorations: Ionic interior screen elevation and measured plan
Date
c.1770
Location
Unframed, drawings chest outside Library, location 240 on Dashwood list, AP 49, Witt 941/25(31)
Medium and support
Pencil and ink on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 28 cm, Overall width: 24.5 cm
Artist
Nicholas Revett (1720-1804)
Catalogue Number
WW35

Description

This drawing relates to the screen built by Revett at the western end of the Palmyra or Dining Room which was the First Hall in the eighteenth century, accessed directly from the entrance in the portico designed by Revett (fig. 1); the detailing on the Ionic capitals there is similar to this drawing (fig. 2).

West Wycombe Park, entrance passage looking west

Figure 1.
Nicholas Revett, West Wycombe Park, entrance passage looking west, 1990. Photograph. West Wycombe Park.


Digital image courtesy of Photo: Julian Nieman (All rights reserved)

West Wycombe Park, Palmyra room with Revett’s Ionic screen

Figure 2.
West Wycombe Park, Palmyra room with Revett’s Ionic screen, Photograph.


Digital image courtesy of Photo: Adriano Aymonino. (All rights reserved)

by Clare Hornsby

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