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Title [Angel sketch]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1876 - 1886
Extended Description Sketch of angel playing pipe above town in ink on back of letter.
Id Number Current Accession F.59
Id Number Current Repository 1244
Inscription Recto - (in type) "7 Clifford´s Row, Pimlico Road, London S.W." (and hand written) "Nov 30 76" (?) "Sir, the splendid (?) friezes Mr.Shaw´s pottery *** will be sent to the *** Francis H Barings to morrow - Wednesday - Afternoon - Yours Obediently Witcombe Priestly" (name, date and some words are illegible) and at the bottom "WR Lethaby Esqe"
Location Creation Site London (or Barnstaple if date is 1876)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 175 x 125 mm
Material Pen and black ink (maybe with a little watercolour) on laid paper
Notes Lethaby's name (in his own hand ?) appears at the foot of a note/letter which can be found on the verso.
Object Notes Sketch of an Angel playing a horn/pipe, baring down on a small coastal town; large radiating sun at top centre. Letter on verso, detailing the sending of a frieze to a Francis H Barings. It would appear that this was sent to Lethaby (from Witcombe Priestly). The drawing must relate to the frieze in some way; it seems likely that it may be the actual design, and that Lethaby may have been responsible if not just for the drawing, but the design as well.
Relation References Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
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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