|Title||St. Jamesīs Branch Offices [The Building News]|
|Collection||Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection|
|Id Number Current Accession||R.85.22|
|Id Number Current Repository||287963174|
|Inscription||Reproduced - As title and "WR Lethaby Delt." First floor plan fully labelled.|
|Location Creation Site||James Akerman, 6 Queen Square, WC, London (Printers and Photolithographers)|
|Material||Black printing ink on paper|
|Notes||R. Norman Shaw was the architect of the Albert Hall Mansions in South Kensington. Lethaby worked in Shaw's offices as his Chief Clerk between 1879-1890; Shaw had expressed admiration for Lethaby's drawings before employing him. This particular piece was almost certainly made during Lethaby's first three years at Shaw's company.|
|Object Notes||Full - "St. James's Branch Offices of the Alliance British and Foreign Life and Fire Assurance Company of Bartholomew Lane". Drawing by Lethaby of a building designed by Shaw, reproduced in the May 26th 1882 issue of The Building News (a double page spread). A very detailed 'sketch' view of the building with a plan of the first floor in the top left hand corner.|
|Object References||(re. Lethaby and Shaw)|
|Relation Exhibition||Object Lessons, London, London Institute W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, London, Central School of Arts and Crafts|
|Relation References||Sale catalogue: Christies. 19 December 1989.
Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Thesis: Rubens;Godfrey;, The life and work of William Richard Lethaby
|Rights||University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection|
|Source||Christieīs ; A.B. Waters CBE|