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Creator:
attributed to William Kent, ca.1686–1748, British
Title:

Design for an Unidentified Gothic Structure

Former Title(s):

Design for a Gothic Umbrella Temple

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite, pen and black ink with brown wash on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 x 8 1/8in. (35.6 x 20.6cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermarks: Fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and LVG below

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.360
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | churches | garden structure | Gothic Revival | pavilions (garden structures) | quatrefoil
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10879
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This gothic structure may be intended as a garden temple or it may be a design for the interior of a church, perhaps a screen or a surround for one of William Kent's funerary monuments. The design shows three ogee arches with ornate drop tracery raised on narrow compound piers, each pointed arch decorated with crockets and faced with a quatrefoil relief. The drawing appears to be executed in Kent's hand: his drawings have the loose brown-wash technique and precise detailing seen in this sheet. n
Madeleine Helmer, 2014

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