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William Kent, ca.1686–1748

Design for a Pavilion in a Deer Park

Former Title(s):

Design for a Deer Park

ca. 1735
Materials & Techniques:
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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IIIF Manifest:

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.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2014

Country Houses in Great Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-10-10 - 1980-01-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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

John Wilmerding, Essays in honor of Paul Mellon, collector and benefactor, Essays , National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC & Hanover, NH, 1986, p. 151, fig. 16, N7442.2 M455 1986 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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