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Title A Dining Room: Showing Door and Buffet [Building News Designing Club]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1877 (original) 1878 (reproduction)
Id Number Current Accession R.85.14
Id Number Current Repository -1198335060
Inscription See F.8 for details.
Location Creation Site James Akerman, 6 Queen Square, WC, London (Printers and Photolithographers)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Material Black printing ink on paper
Notes This reproduction appears on a page (from the Building News) with work by other designers. The original drawing by Lethaby was part of his 1877 entry into the Building News Designing Club competition. He went on to become the overall winner in 1878. See F.8.
Object Notes Double page spread from the Building News dated 18th January 1878; these appear to be the top four designs for dining rooms and buffets, Lethaby's in first place and three other designs by other designers. Lethaby's drawing shows 1) full frontal elevation 2) scale in feet and inches 3) and a detail of the jamb. Signed with the Debut pseudonym. Lethaby's design labelled number "1" by The Building News, for first place. Reduced in size from thre original; see F.8.
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 Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
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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