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Title [Bookcase Design: Detail]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date c.1890
Id Number Current Accession F.69.8
Id Number Current Repository 1260
Inscription Recto - ". . . Euston Street" (top left corner; makers address?); "Binding as angles"; "Rim to shelf of stouter stuff and rounded at edges"; "Capping joint" (x2). Verso - "97" (x2, 1 blue 1 red pencil).
Location Creation Site London
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 400 x 510 mm
Material Pencil, pen and black ink with some yellow (pencil?) heightening onthin tracing paper.
Notes The rose motif which appears here on the design for the side elevation, is remarkably similar to a stone rubbing made by Lethaby on one of his earlier trips to Europe or the West Country (early 1880s) - see F.136. This was almost certainly designed by Lethaby for Stanmore house; the contract to design all the wood furnishings and five fireplaces was handed to him by William Morris.
Object Notes (Unfinished) sheet of design details for a bookcase with notes and dimensions in Lethaby's hand. Displays what appears to be a side elevation (in pencil) and an unfinished (or working) elevation of the front. Featuring "flower" motifs and various other details. Interesting rose motif (see main details).
Object References (re. Stanmore Hall)
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.
Thesis: Rubens;Godfrey;, The life and work of William Richard Lethaby (1857-1931), Ph.D., Unive
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pencil drawing
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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