John Vanbrugh


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To the next generation and the end of the period (or rather of the Restoration literature, which actually lasted somewhat beyond 1700), belong William Congreve, a master of sparkling wit, Sir John Vanbrugh, and George Farquhar.
A century or so later, Kneller's 'Kit-Cat' portrait of Sir John Vanbrugh shows the architect of Castle Howard also holding a pair of compasses.
The noted architect Sir John Vanbrugh designed the town hall, though the building was rebuilt in 1869 after a fire.
1726: Sir John Vanbrugh, playwright and architect of Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard and many castles and houses, died.
Blenheim Palace Built in the early 18th century, the world-famous Blenheim Palace, a jewel in the Oxfordshire countryside, was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh.
It is one of the finest houses in the North East of England, and is among the finest works of its architect, Sir John Vanbrugh, who was one of the masters of English Baroque.
To support his claim as Sandford's rightful descendant, Cibber related that the playwright John Vanbrugh, "who was an Admirer of Sandford", had seen the Richard III performance, and had complimented Cibber on meticulously copying Sandford's "very Look, Gesture, Gait, Speech, and every Motion of him" (Apology 1: 139).
The castle - which is the seat of the Clan Campbell - was inspired by a Sir John Vanbrugh sketch in the 1700s and has 85,000 visitors a year.
Another heritage site open for visitors this year is the picturesque Saint George's Church, Esher, Surrey, built around 1540, which has elaborate 18th century carvings, a three-deck pulpit and a pew designed by the Blenheim Palace architect, John Vanbrugh.
TODAY FEAST ST LUDIGER 1726: Sir John Vanbrugh, playwright and architect of Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard and many castles and houses, died.
In historical terms, Stirling stood in that British lineage of plastic imagination and invention that began with Robert Smythson in the 16th century and extended through Nicholas Hawksmoor, John Vanbrugh, John Soane and Philip Webb to Edwin Lutyens in the 20th century.
The hall, near the coastal town of Seaton Sluice, was built between 1718 and 1731 by Sir John Vanbrugh, the architect of Blenheim Palace.