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A designe for a monument to be erected in St Patrick's Church prepared at the request of Dr Worth 1732

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1732 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lovett Pearce, Edward Sir (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.2124:227-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 42

  • Public access description

    Elevation of a curved pedimented window with Ionic pilasters.

    This drawing is part of the Vanbrugh Album from the Library at Elton Hall. The Album contains 254 drawings and includes works by Sir John Vanbrugh, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, William Talman, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Richard Castle and anonymous draughtsmen in Vanbrugh's office. It was created ca. 1945-54 and was purchased by Victoria and Albert Museum in 1992.

  • Physical description

    Elevation of a design for a monument to William Worth, 2nd Baron of the Exchequer who died in 1721. The pedimented monument has Doric columns and triglyphs and is supported by large volutes

  • Marks and inscriptions

    'A designe for a monument to be erected in St Patrick's Church prepared at the request of Dr Worth 1732'
    Inscribed in ink.

    Numbered with the scale.
    Scale: 1 inch to 2 feet.

  • Dimensions

    Height: 15.7 cm, Length: 15.6 cm

  • Object history note

    Part of the Vanbrugh Album, which was purchased in 1992 with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, The Monument Trust, The Sainsbury Trust, and an anonymous donor.

  • Historical context note

    The monument is in the south transept of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. `Dr Worth' must be Edward Worth MD, the book collector and governor of Dr Steven's Hospital, who left his books to the hospital where they still occupy the boardroom shelves designed for them by Pearce, who succeeded Burgh as architect there. The inscription on the actual monument states that the burying place was granted by the Dean and Chapter in May 1732.

  • Descriptive line

    Elevation of a design for a monument to William Worth, 2nd Barong of the Exchequer who died in 1721, by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1695-1733).

  • Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

    Lorimer, C. and Newton, C. (ed.), The collection of drawings by Sir John Vanbrugh and his circle in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V & A, 1996, p. 51, cat. 132.
    Downes, K., Vanbrugh, 1977, pp. 107-108.

  • Production Type and Product Note

    Unique

  • Collection code

    Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection