The Lawn, University of Virginia--page 2 of 3 pages

Thomas Jefferson

Left and center: the walkways between the pavilions right: the one-story colonnades from the Lawn

The columns are brick with white plaster in the simple Tuscan order.

EAST LAWN--with even-numbered pavilions on the east side

Left: Pavilions II, IV, VI (from left to right); center: Pavilions II and IV


Pavilion II

The three-bay temple front and the Ionic order are borrowed from Palladio, as seen in the Temple of Fortuna Virilis in Rome. The fanlight pattern in the tympanum of the pediment echoes the semi-circular or lunette windows with fanlight panes in the gymnasium space below ground on each side of the Rotunda. The Ionic frieze has putti and bucrania linked by decorative garland swags. The columns are brick covered with plaster but the Ionic capitals are carved Carrara marble. Note the carved design on the capital: three eggs, separated by darts, between the volutes.


Pavilion IV

This pavilion has a three-bay temple front in the Doric order. The design of the pediment window is mirrored in the transom of the entrance doorway. The triple-sash windows have a Chinese Chippendale style trellis like some of the gallery railings above.

Pavilion IV details--and the rear of Pavilion IV


Pavilion VI details

Dentils rest on egg and dart molding; see the opposite arrangement above on Pavilion II.

Pavilion VI details--and rear of Pavilion VI

I have no images of Pavilions VIII and X. (If you have images of these pavilions and would like to contribute them to this site, I would welcome that. You would of course be given appropriate credit.)

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