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Title [Fireplace designs]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date c.1889
Extended Description 5 designs for fireplaces, three coloured.
Id Number Current Accession F.67.2
Id Number Current Repository 1252
Inscription Recto - "Part of mantel converted into stove. Lit (?) out with **** top and sides "; plus measurements and what may be a price (probably for the sheet of paper
Location Creation Site London
Subject Architecture;Drawings / Sketches;Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 330 x 162 ; 276 x 186 ; 355 x 193 ; 328 x 169 ; 328 x 169 mm
Material Various
Notes Some of the executed fireplaces made from these designs (some by Farmer & Brindley, Coalbrookedale Iron Company) were exhibited at the first two Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society shows. Some of these designs may have been for Stanmore Hall; Lethaby designing five fireplaces for a contract given to him by William Morris.
Object Notes The main image, the design for a fireplace, appears to have been cut from another sheet and has since been pasted onto it's current support, probably by Lethaby, as is suggested by the surrounding notes and scale measurements. The design itself doesn't actually appear to be a drawing at first glance, it looks more like a photomechanical reproduction, inscriptions are all in pencil. Sheet has been cut down from original size. Double line border at three edges.
Object References (useful information on Lethaby's fireplace designs)
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.
Exhibition: W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, Backemeyer;Sylvia;Gronbe
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Work Type Fine Art



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