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Title Design for ewer and dish in silver, Goldsmiths´ Hall 1883
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Extended Description Full sketch of ewer with floral decoration and horse, and Saint George and dragon handle.
Id Number Current Accession F.131.1
Id Number Current Repository 1334
Inscription Recto - "Handle to be cast and chiselled"; "Slightly hammered and chased parcel gilt"; "Repousse & parcel gilt"; "Pierced and chased"; "Detail of Ewer: see also other sheet for *****" and "2" (top right) all in pen.
Location Creation Site London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 643 x 490 mm (board)
Material Pen and ink, pencil, watercolours (blue, yellow, red) on paper.
Notes Design for Silverware competition at the Goldsmiths' Hall. Lethaby entered the competition three years running (1882-84). This is part of his 1883 entry which won him a £35 prize (£20 improvement on his prize the year before), the year in which he used the pseudonym "Pegasus".
Object Notes A design for a Ewer (showing a front elevation) and a dish (shown standing behind the Ewer). This was part of the entry that won him a £35 prize and shows quite clearly the influence of 16th Century Anglo-Flemish traditions. See also F.131.2 and .3. ObjectItem.Notes and specifications in Lethaby's hand.
Object References (re. Goldsmiths')
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 Sale catalogue: Christies. 19 December 1989.
Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Exhibition: 1990.
Thesis: Rubens;Godfrey;, The life and work of William Richard Lethaby
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 with watercolour
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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