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Title Albert Hall Mansions, South Kensington
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date c.1881
Id Number Current Accession R.85.21
Id Number Current Repository 911813901
Inscription Recto - (as reproduced) As title and "WR Lethaby Delt." Verso - "26" (x2 in pencil and blue pencil).
Location Creation Site James Akerman, 6 Queen Square, WC, London (Printers and Photolithographers)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Material Black printing ink on paper
Notes R. Norman Shaw was the architect of the Albert Hall Mansions in South Kensington. Lethaby worked in Shaw's offices as his Chief Clerk between 1879-1890; Shaw had expressed admiration for Lethaby's drawings before employing him. This particular piece was almost certainly made during Lethaby's first two years at Shaw's company.
Object Notes Drawing by Lethaby of a building designed by Shaw, showing a very detailed sketch view of the Albert Hall Mansions. Bottom left, "WR Lethaby Delt." (ie drawing by WR Lethaby).
Object References (re. Lethaby and Shaw)
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 Photolithograph
Work Type Reproduction
 

 

 

 

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