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John Donowell, after Isaac Ware, West Wycombe Park: north front: design with paired Ionic columns and dormer windows

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
West Wycombe Park: north front: design with paired Ionic columns and dormer windows
Date
c.1740–50
Location
Framed, hanging in the Study, location 080 on Dashwood list, AP 15,Witt 941/22 (9)
Medium and support
Pen, ink and wash on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 19 cm, Overall width: 34 cm
Artists
John Donowell (fl.1753-1786), after Isaac Ware (1707-1766)
Catalogue Number
WW9
Inscription
  • Measurements added

Description

The theme of WW6 is developed here in a more sophisticated manner, adding drama to the central three-bay section with defined quoins round the exaggerated entrance arches echoing the fully rusticated ground floor. The treatment of detail in this working drawing suggests an experienced architect’s hand.

by Clare Hornsby

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