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Front elevation and detail drawing of an unidentified doorway, location unknown

AR001.UNK.010 (RS301)

Description

This is an unattributed design sketch for a doorway for an unidentified building. Double six-panel doors are flanked by columns, crowned with a fanlight, and set in an arch surmounted by a keystone. A separate drawing of another fanlight is in the top left corner.

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Details

Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
AR001
Dates
1800-1830, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1972
Physical Description
1 exterior elevation and detail drawing on 1 sheet : brown ink and graphite on wove paper ; 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches
Dimensions
3 5/8x 2 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000301
AccessID: 532
Other identifier: HNEDID-000301
GUSN
174968
Reference Code
AR001.UNK.010

Historical/Biographical Note

This drawing was found inside a copy of "The Builder's Companion" by William Pain (ca. 1757-1762, missing title page prohibits exact dating) at the time of its acquisition.

Record details

Variant Title
Unidentified doorway, early nineteenth century

Descriptive Terms
Neoclassical
brown (color)
fanlights
frontispieces (façade components)
ink
rustication
wove paper
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
detail drawings (drawings)
exterior elevations
Places (Buildings)
William Bingham House (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Notes
Included in the Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England exhibition.
Scope and content note taken from "Drawing Toward Home" exhibition catalogue entry by Abbott Lowell Cummings.
Physical Access Restrictions
Sketch and notations on verso in brown ink and graphite.

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