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

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1800-1830, undated

GUSN

GUSN-174968

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Neoclassical
frontispieces (façade components)
rustication
fanlights
brown (color)
ink
wove paper
exterior elevations
detail drawings (drawings)
architectural drawings (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000301
AccessID 532
Other identifier HNEDID-000301

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

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1972

Reference Code

AR001.UNK.010

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Record Details

Material Type

exterior elevations
detail drawings (drawings)
architectural drawings (visual works)

Accruals Note

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.

Variant Title

Unidentified doorway, early nineteenth century

Restrictions

Sketch and notations on verso in brown ink and graphite.

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

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.