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Title Design for a toilet set in silver, Goldsmiths´ Hall 1884
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1884
Extended Description Design features: Sketch of casket -- The casket -- The hand mirror -- The trinket tray.
Id Number Current Accession F.132.1
Id Number Current Repository 1337
Inscription Recto - As title. Also a range of notes, specifications and dimensions in Lethaby´s hand including the pseudonym "Argentier"; all in ink.
Location Creation Site London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 493 x 725 mm (board)
Material Pen and brown ink, watercolour on paper (adhered to thicker sheet of paper)
Notes Signed with the Argentier pseudonym, which Lethaby used for his 1884 entance into this competition. See also F.132.2. He entered the competion three years running (1882-84), this being the only year that he didn't win a prize. It is certainly worth noting the influence of William Burges; the earlier Goldsmiths' designs looked more towards 16th Century Anglo-Flemish traditions.
Object Notes This is a sheet of designs for a hand mirror (front elevation and partial reverse elevation) a trinket tray (plan and section) and a casket (front elevation and partial perspective sketch, detailing the lock and key). These would presumably make a set with the Toilet Glass (F.132.2), Lethaby's other entry that year.
Object References (re. Goldsmiths')
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; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pen and ink drawing
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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