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William Kent, ca.1686–1748, British

Design for a Pavilion in a Deer Park

Former Title(s):

Design for a Deer Park

ca. 1735
Brown wash, graphite, and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 6 5/8 × 11 5/8 inches (16.8 × 29.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | garden structures | grazing | hills | landscape | landscape architecture | meadows | pavilions (garden structures)
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This is one of a pair of drawings for pavilions within a park (B1975.2.38). The perspective shows a building with a pyramidal roof between hipped end bays and behind an advanced porticoed center. The pavilion sits on the top of a hill, overlooking a landscape with clumps of trees and livestock. The drawing is probably one of William Kent's fanciful sketches, not intended for use as a design proposal. The groupings of animals and the loose handling in the trees are recognizably Kent’s work.

Madeleine Helmer, 2013

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, p. 70, no. 53, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA)

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