Jeremiah Peirce's Rustic Hermit's Cell, Lilliput Castle, Lansdown, Bath 1760
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Jeremiah Peirce's Rustic Hermit's Cell, Lilliput Castle, Lansdown, Bath 1760

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Description

The sketchbook contains at least 5 views of Jeremiah Peirce's (1696-1765) house and garden. Peirce was a surgeon at the Bath General Hospital (Royal Mineral Water Hospital) and he owned Lilliput Castle, a villa on the slopes of Lansdown, designed by John Wood the Elder (1704-1754) in 1738. Peirce's rustic thatched cell was sited in the grounds at Lilliput Castle. One of two drawings, dated 27th May 1760 and inscribed 13 inches by 8 inches and quarter is the Measure of Mr. Peirce's view done before. The sketch with pen and wash includes details such as a seat carved from a single tree-trunk, a human skull on the shelf inside the door of the cell and a bell tower with cross atop. There is evidence of a scale running up the left-hand side of the sketch. Inscribed No. 10. From a collection of 45 sketches of Bath by Thomas Robins the Elder (1716-1770). By kind permission of V&A Images.
 

Image Reference

13048
 

Artist / Photographer

Robins, Thomas
 

Collection Reference

2006AA3578
 

Original Width (mm)

300
 

Original Height (mm)

200
 

Collection Location

V & A Museum
 

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