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Nicholas Revett, West Wycombe Park: west portico: design for ceiling of west portico

Photo courtesy of Rodolfo Acevedo Rodriguez (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
West Wycombe
Title(s)
West Wycombe Park: west portico: design for ceiling of west portico
Date
c.1771
Location
Framed, hanging in the First Floor Passage, location 231 on Dashwood list, AP 41, Witt 941/3 (28)
Medium and support
Ink and wash on paper
Dimensions
Overall height: 22 cm, Overall width: 40 cm
Artist
Nicholas Revett (1720-1804)
Catalogue Number
WW33
Inscription
  • Inscription: ‘the Ceiling of the Portico’. Measurements in ink and calculations in pencil

Description

This ceiling – an overall design of discs with central rosettes (here with three large paintings inset) – is derived from Robert Wood’s Ruins of Palmyra (1753), pl. 37.1

by Clare Hornsby

Footnotes

  1. Robert Wood, The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the desart, London, 1753.

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