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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
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