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Nicholas Revett, West Wycombe Park: west portico: doorcase mouldings for portico

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
West Wycombe Park: west portico: doorcase mouldings for portico
Date
c.1770
Location
Unframed, in Library, location 240 on Dashwood list, AP 51
Medium and support
Ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 49 cm, Overall width: 63 cm
Artist
Nicholas Revett (1720-1804)
Catalogue Number
WW32
Inscription
  • Measurement added. Inscriptions: ‘Cornice of the Doors’, ‘The Plan of the Beads at the Angles’

Description

The design is derived from the cornice of the pediment at the Temple of Athene Polias at Priene, Turkey, also covered by Revett in Ionian Antiquities.

by Clare Hornsby

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