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Title [Landscape with trees]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date c.1912
Id Number Current Accession F.74
Id Number Current Repository 1273
Inscription Verso - "William Richard Lethaby; First Principal of the Central School, 1896-1911"; "1857-1931"; "3" (circled) and "31". All in pencil.
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 253 x 355 mm
Material Pencil and watercolour on paper
Notes This watercolour (unsigned), which used to hang in the Principal's office at the Central School, has been given the date c.1912 (see CSAD exhibition catalogue, 1984. Lethaby's friend Alfred Powell recalls spending time with Lethaby in Yorkshire, drawing and making watercolour sketches. He comments on these paintings: "You see those paintings on his wall . . . ." Whether Powell is referring to the Central School 'wall' of Lethaby's office is unclear, although it does seem likely. (NB Lethaby retired as Principal in 1911).
Object Notes Fairly rough sketch of a rural landscape with trees (possibly Yorkshire).
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 Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Exhibition: 1990.
Exhibition: W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, Backemeyer;Sylvia;Gronberg;Theresa; ed. Lund Humph
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Formerly in Principalīs office, CSAC
Technique Watercolour sketch
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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