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Reference number

Vol 110

Purpose

Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) and Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), The Hampton Court Album, including designs for Wren's 1st and 2nd schemes for the palace, designs for carved decoration and interiors by Gibbons, and a preliminary design by Hawksmoor for Whitehall Palace. Bound in brown leather with tooling with spine insc Original/Sketches/of/Hampton/Court/-Palace 1694 (500 x 370) (73 leaves)

Inscribed

spine insc Original/Sketches/of/Hampton/Court/-Palace 1694

Medium and dimensions

Bound in brown leather with tooling with (500 x 370) (73 leaves)

Hand

Sir Christopher Wren (1632 - 1723)
Grinling Gibbons (1648 - 1721)

Notes

Prov: Given to Soane by George Dance the Younger, 27 June 1817. The drawings were numbered by GD, George Dance, in ink but the present numbering follows the pages in the volume. For the album in general see David Esterley Grinling Gibbons and the Art of Carving, London 1998, published to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Victoria and Albert Museum to which a number of drawings from this volume were lent.

Level

Drawing

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