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John Donowell, after Isaac Ware, West Wycombe Park: north front: design with three classical statues on the pediment

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
West Wycombe Park: north front: design with three classical statues on the pediment
Date
c.1740–52
Location
Framed, hanging in the bedroom corridor, location 231 on Dashwood list, AP 17, Witt 941/4 (36)
Medium and support
Pen, ink and wash on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 8 cm, Overall width: 35 cm
Artists
John Donowell (fl.1753-1786), after Isaac Ware (1707-1766)
Catalogue Number
WW12
Inscription
  • Inscription: ‘Another Elevation to the North’

Description

This variant increases the focus on the central section, with rustication and sculptural details shown; a half basement is added. The statues were in place at one point, as evidenced by the William Hannan painting (see Hornsby/Aymonino, Introduction fig.1).

by Clare Hornsby

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