We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

search results

Previous Showing result 21 of 21

Close

John Yenn RA, Design for a villa or casine: elevation

Design for a villa or casine: elevation, 1775

John Yenn RA (1750 - 1821)

RA Collection: Art

This design shows the elevation of a three storey stone building of five bays with a hipped roof. The raised basement extends beyond the principal facade to create a terrace (adorned with balustrade, urns and curious corner columns with smoking urns) which presumably envelops the house. Entrance is via a central double staircase, leading across the terrace to the middle of the ground floor pedimented openings, which might be a door.

It is not possible to ascertain whether this drawing represents a country villa or a casine for a 'gentleman's park' because, although Yenn exhibited two drawings in 1776 under these titles and labelled this drawing and 09/378 as the two exhibited, which is which cannot now be identified.

Object details

Title
Design for a villa or casine: elevation
Architect/draughtsman
John Yenn RA (1750 - 1821)
Date
1775
Object type
Architectural design
Medium
Pen with black and brown ink, coloured washes, gouache with a border of gouache and red, brown and black washes
Dimensions

455 mm x 620 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
09/301
Acquisition
Given by Mrs. Augusta Thackeray 21 June 1865
return to start
back

Start exploring the RA Collection

read more
  • Explore art works, paint-smeared palettes, scribbled letters and more...
  • Artists and architects have run the RA for 250 years.
    Our Collection is a record of them.
Start exploring