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Title Design for a toilet glass, Goldsmiths´ Hall 1884
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1884
Extended Description Full sketch of mirror featuring candlesticks at each side.
Id Number Current Accession F.132.2
Id Number Current Repository 1338
Inscription Recto - As title + Various notes, specifications and dimensions all in Lethaby´s hand, in ink.
Location Creation Site London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 656 x 497 mm (board)
Material (Pencil ?) Pen and black ink and watercolour on paper
Notes Signed with the Argentier pseudonym, which Lethaby used for his 1884 entance into this competition. See also F.132.1. He entered the competion three years running (1882-84), this being the only year that he didn't win a prize. It is certainly worth noting the influence of William Burges; the earlier Goldsmiths' designs looked more towards 16th Century Anglo-Flemish traditions.
Object Notes Drawing which shows the design for a Toilet Glass; showing a complete front elevation with three candles, one either side and one in the centre. Various details labelled A-F. Here, the silver coins (part of the frame design) based on classical themes particularly reflect the influence of William Burges.
Object References (re. Goldsmiths')
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.
Article in book: Rubens;Godfrey;, The Drawings of William Richard Lethaby, Object Lessons: Cent
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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