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John Yenn RA, Design for a lakeside pavilion: elevation

Design for a lakeside pavilion: elevation, 1774

John Yenn RA (1750 - 1821)

RA Collection: Art

This is a very fine drawing both in terms of design and draughtsmanship. The elevation of the garden pavilion is shown resting on a rusticated podium with centrally cut steps leading down into a lake. On either corner of the podium are sculpted fountains of sea creatures with scallop shells seated upon dolphins. The pavilion is boldly articulated with Corinthian columns beneath an ornamented frieze, cornice, balustrade and urns, the central urn acting as a smoking chimney. There is a large 10 foot high central door flanked by pedimented windows. Yenn has surrounded the image by a border decorated with leaves.

Object details

Title
Design for a lakeside pavilion: elevation
Architect/draughtsman
John Yenn RA (1750 - 1821)
Date
1774
Object type
Architectural design
Medium
Pen with black, brown and blue ink and coloured washes in a border of black and pink wash
Dimensions

472 mm x 645 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
09/185
Acquisition
Given by Mrs. Augusta Thackeray 21 June 1865
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