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

Design for a Pavilion in a Deer Park

Former Title(s):

Design for a Deer Park

Date:
ca. 1735
Medium:
Brown wash, graphite, and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
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:
B1975.2.617
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | garden structures | grazing | hills | landscape | landscape architecture | meadows | pavilions (garden structures)
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10880
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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 (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]


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