Folio of drawings by A. A. Macklin

This album contains 85 pencil drawings by an unknown but gifted amateur.


Details

Medium:
Pencil on paper interleaved with tissue paper in album bound in diced red morocco gilt
Dimensions:
Each drawing 10.2 x 15.2 cm; album 17.1 x 23.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£625 ( Total: £2,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Alex and Emily Fotheringham

35 of the drawings depict Stoke House in Erlestoke, near Devizes, an important country house in Wiltshire demolished in 1950. They provide a unique record of the house and its Georgian gardens, including the Grecian temple, tomb, dairy, and two views of the Moss House, the only known illustration of this Wiltshire garden feature. Other drawings depict villages near Erlestoke with an emphasis on picturesque subjects such as Neo-Gothic cottages and working watermills, and the gardens at Stourhead.

Provenance

Alex and Emily Fotheringham, Northumberland (purchased at auction in Ireland).

Venue details

Wiltshire Museum 41 Long Street, DEVIZES Wiltshire SN10 1NS 01380 727369 www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5.50)

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