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Title Marble Chimney Piece [Reproduced photo]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1889
Id Number Current Accession R.83
Id Number Current Repository 3845
Inscription Recto - "The Architect Nov 22nd 1889"; "The Architectural Illustration Society, Second Series Plate No 164"; "The Arts and Crafts 1889 Exhibition. Marble Chimney Piece: "Executed by Farmer & Brindley. Designed by W.R.Lethaby, Architect."
Location Creation Site Sprague & Co., 22 Martins Lane, Canon St, EC London
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 331 x 418 mm
Material Black printing ink on paper
Notes Printed in The Architect, 22 November, 1889. Fireplace by W. R. Lethaby at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society exhibition of 1889.
Object Notes Ink photo reproduction of a photo of a fireplace designed by Lethaby and made by Farmer and Brindley (who made most of Lethaby's fireplace designs). Rubens describes this fireplace as a "simple mathematical arrangement of materials" (Architectural Press 1986) and similar to other designs by Lethaby from the same period.
Object References (useful information on Lethaby's fireplace designs)
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 journal: The Architect, 22 November 1889.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Ink Photo (a type of lithographic process using light-sensitive gelatin)
Work Type Reproduction
 

 

 

 

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