|Title||[Drawing of the Entrance to the Chrysotriclinium]|
|Collection||Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection|
|Extended Description||Lion in a classical building with arches and columns and two angels with swords hovering above|
|Id Number Current Accession||F.66|
|Id Number Current Repository||1251|
|Location Creation Site||London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)|
|Material||Black chalk and pencil on laid paper; mounted on secondary sheet of paper.|
|Notes||This imaginative reconstruction portrays the entrance to the Chrysotriclinium in the Imperial Palace of Constantine in Constantinople (p.68 CSAD Exhibition Catalogue, 1984).
Rubens - "In its suggestion of poetry, mystery and awe might is no more fantastic than the verbal descriptions of the building [ . . . ] it foreshadows the coming popularity of the neo-Byzantine style that Lethaby helped, unwittingly, to bring about."
|Object Notes||Fantastic drawing of the entrance to an ecclesiatical / religious building. Lion statue before huge columns decorated with various reliefs and figures.|
|Relation Exhibition||W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, London, Central School of Arts and Crafts|
|Relation References||Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Article in book: Rubens;Godfrey;, The Drawings of William Richard Lethaby, Object Lessons: Cent
|Rights||University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection|
|Source||Christie´s sale 19th October 1991 (? SRB)|
|Technique||Black chalk drawing|
|Work Type||Fine Art|