|Title||[Architectural drawings : Debut sketches]|
|Collection||Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection|
|Id Number Current Accession||F.1.1993.5|
|Id Number Current Repository||1186|
|Inscription||Verso - "Wm Rd Lethaby, 2 Ebberly Lawn, Barnstaple"; and in another hand, "We wish you would use a roller as your drawings get so crushed in the post. Ed B.N." All in pencil.|
|Location Creation Site||Barnstaple|
|Material||Ink and pencil on paper (Whatman hand made wove)|
|Notes||Sketches by W.R. Lethaby under pseudonym 'Debut' 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. (See also F.2 - F.11)
All drawings are signed with Lethaby's "Debut" pseudonym and are labelled "Building News Designing Club".
|Object Notes||Architectural design for a graveyard "monument", signed with the Debut pseudonym and with a scale in feet and inches... Shows 1) elevation (with a note on suggested use of colours) and 2) a sketch. Again, there is evidence of an older erased drawing slightly above the visible design. [The paper is Whatman (hand made wove) 1871.]|
|Relation References||Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Article in book: Rubens;Godfrey;, The Drawings of William Richard Lethaby, Object Lessons: Central Saint Martins Art and Design Archive, Backemey
|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|