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Creator:
Gyfford, E.
Title(s):

Original drawings for Designs for small picturesque cottages and hunting boxes.

Published/Created:
[England], [not after 1807]
Physical Description:
19 drawings : watercolor ; 22 x 14 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA7562 .G92a+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Notes:
The English architect Edward Gyfford (1773-1856) was a pupil of James Lewis and exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1791 and 1801. He published two small works: Designs for elegant cottages and small villas (London : J. Taylor, 1806) and Designs for small picturesque cottages and hunting boxes (London : J. Taylor, 1807). "In default of commissions, Gyfford appears to have made a living as a draughtsman, making drawings for, e.g. Hughson's London (1805-9). Redgrave says that he was 'a rapid, clever, draughtsman, but managed only to gain a poor subsistence by his profession.'"--Colvin, H. A biographical dictionary of British architects.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, cf. 1418
Original drawings for Edward Gyfford's Designs for small picturesque cottages and hunting boxes, published in 1807 by J. Taylor. Each of the 19 designs includes two elements: a watercolor view of the building at top, and a plan of the same at bottom. Gyfford's drawings depict designs for cottages (nos. 1-3), hunting boxes (4-14), park entrances and lodges (15-17), bridges (18-19), and a Chinese temple (20). The present set of original drawings lacks the design published as plate no. 13. The drawings closely resemble the plates in the published work.
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Domestic -- Great Britain -- Designs and plans.
Cottages -- Great Britain -- Designs and plans.
Picturesque, The, in architecture -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Architectural drawings.
Plans.
Watercolors.
Ink drawings.
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