Sir Edward L. Lutyens 1869 - 1944 Howth Castle Plans: A Ser...

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Sir Edward L. Lutyens 1869 - 1944

Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10
Prototype Architect Drawings and
Sketches, Alterations and Additions for
J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, Esq at Howth
Castle, County Dublin, Ireland, all with
original hand-coloured decoration.
The drawings include,
West Wing of Tower;
Entrance Loggia;
Ground Floor Plans;
Principle Floor;
Second Floor;
Attic & Roof Plans;
South Elevation;
North Elevation;
Back & Front Elevations;
Elevation to Coach House;
Kitchen Block;
Longitudinal Sections etc.
They cover every detail, each drawing
approx. 74.5cms x 59cms (29½" x
23½"), and some are of landscape
shape, all brightly coloured in red,
blue, yellow, brown and other
watercolours. In natural oak frames.
As orig. drawings, w.a.f. (10)
* Lutyens did very little work in
Ireland. Apart from Lambay Island,
and Heywood Gardens in Co. Leix,
little else is known. In fact the owns
of Howth Castle and Lambay agreed
to each go ahead with the work to
entice Lutyens to come to Dublin, and
both projects were carried out about
the same time.
* To acquire a single prototype
drawing or plan of any building by
Lutyens is a rare occurrence, but to
find a complete suite of drawings for
a stately home in Ireland, is indeed
unique.

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Auction Date: 22nd Sep 2021 at 10:30am

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