Neilson's Pavilion V

Description: East facade elevation and plan of Pavilion V, University of Virignia
Date: October 1820 to March 1821
Medium: India ink and watercolor
Support: Hand-ruled graph paper
Dimensions: 11-1/2" L x 9" W
Author: John Neilson
Owner: ViU
Classification: N-348 , K Pl. 12 , L-05-02
Publication History:
Author: Kimball
Title: Thomas Jefferson Architect
Date: 1916
Author: Nichols
Title: Jefferson's Architectural Drawings
Date: 1984
Author: Cote
Title: The Architectural Workmen of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia
Date: 1986
Note: Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University
Author: Lay
Title: University of Virginia Alumni News 80
Date: October 1991
Note: "Jefferson's Master Builders" pp. 16-19
Author: Lasala
Title: Jefferson's Designs for the University of Virginia
Date: 1992
Author: Wilson, ed.
Title: Jefferson's Academical Village
Date: 1993

Commentary: Jefferson planned that this pavilion would have a flat roof hidden behind the parapet. The roof failed and consequently now has a hipped roof and no parapet. (AEB) Neilson added the balcony and its Chinese railings to the elevation and the drawing's patterns match those that were built. Neilson has represented the parapet as a series of dies and panels which Jefferson did not indicate on N-356. On his floor plan, Neilson shows a dormitory attached to the south side of the Pavilion, just as Jefferson's drawing shows. In actuality there is an open passageway in this location and not a Dormitory, thus suggesting that this drawing was made before Pavilion V was constructed. (JML)