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Title An Escritoir in Painted Wood [Architectural drawing]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1877
Id Number Current Accession F.3
Id Number Current Repository 1188
Inscription Recto - "Wm Rd Lethaby, 21 New North Rd, London", "single page", "WLM", "top line" and the figure "34" (top left corner). Verso - "Wm Rd Lethaby, 2 Ebberly Lawn, Barnstaple". All in pencil.
Location Creation Site Barnstaple
Subject Architecture;Drawings/Sketches;Lethaby;William Richard;;
Material Pencil, pen and ink on wove paper (probably Whatman hand made).
Notes Design by Lethaby under the pseudonym 'Debut'. Published in The Building News, vol. 32 (1878-79). Made for The Building News Designing Club Competition. Lethaby entered 19 drawings in all, 17 of which were published in The Building News, all of which are present in the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Special Collection. Lethaby won the competition, being awarded first place in the January of 1878.
Object Notes Architectural design showing 1) section 2) elevation 3) sketch and a number of details. Inscription in pen and ink, incorporated into design, "Ground in green thin enough to show the wood - pillars, claws and panels gilt with decorations in bright colour". Also, a scale in feet and inches.
Relation References Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: British Drawings and Watercolours including Architectural Drawings, Christies. 19 December 1989.
Article in book: Rubens;Go
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s ; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pen and ink drawing.
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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