Two Perspective Drawings of Castle Drogo, Devon by Cyril Arthur Farey

1) Castle Drogo, circa 1924; 2) Castle Drogo from the South, circa 1923.


Details

Medium:
Pencil & watercolour
Dimensions:
60.3 x 102.8 cm & 62.8 x 51.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£592 ( Total: £2,592)
Acquired in:
1983
Vendor:
Christie's

Castle Drogo was commissioned from Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1910 by Julius Drewe, who had made a fortune as a young man by establishing the grocery stores, Home and Colonial. Both client and architect had a romantic vision of a great medieval fortress.

Provenance

Acquired from the office of Sir Edwin Lutyens on his death in 1944 by Mr A Neville Holt, sold at Christie's, 14 December 1982.

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