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Title Soane Medallion Competition: A House for the Learned Societies [The Building News]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1879
Id Number Current Accession R.112
Id Number Current Repository -205467565
Inscription Verso - (pencil, in Lethaby´s hand) "Soane Medallion 1879 House for the Learned Societies". Reproduced - As title.
Location Creation Site James Akerman, 6 Queen Square, WC, London (Printers and Photolithographers)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Material Black printing ink on paper
Notes This design won Lethaby the First Prize in the Soane Medallion Competition in 1879. The prize, a travelling scholarship allowed Lethaby to tour Northern France for the first time (he made the journey in 1880 and then again, in 1882). This particular reproduction was amongst Lethaby's collection of labelled and categorised architectural reproductions taken from The Builder, The Architect, British Architect and (predominantly) The Building News. This collection may have served as a sourcebook for Lethaby, either for teaching or for more commercial reasons.
Object Notes This design is also known as 'Building for Four Learned Societies'. This reproduction of Lethaby's design was published in The Building News, issue dated April the 4th 1879. Full - "Soane Medallion Competition: A House for the Learned Societies"; showing 1) a finely drawn aerial view (perspective, from about a 45 degree angle) 2) ground floor plan with scale 3) first floor plan. With the text "Selected Design - By WR Lethaby". Reduced in size from the original.
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 Victoria & Albert Museum
Technique Photolithograph
Work Type Reproduction
 

 

 

 

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