A half-timbered building at Lavenham
Artist: Blore, Edward
Medium: Pencil on paper
This delicate drawing depicts a half-timbered house at Lavenham in Suffolk.
The building is one of many fine examples of English vernacular architecture to be found at Lavenham, a once prosperous centre for the wool trade. The town originally boasted three guildhalls, in which traditional miracle plays and pageants were performed. Of particular interest is the finely executed pargetting that can still be found on some of the house facades.