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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.67.4
Id Number Current Repository 1252
Inscription Verso - "A - small grate 2.4 x 3.4", "B - larger do 3.0 x 3.9", "C - complete 3.0 x 5.3", "Circle in some way be a glass (?)" and "Wood shelf screwed to iron brackets". All in ink. + "9" circled, top left corner.
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 Design for a fireplace with classical influence, with an octaganol shaped opening. Decorative motifs down sides of fireplace and a large circular vignette panel above the mantel. Small vignette of stag/deer just below the mantel. Measuremants and notes/specifications in Lethaby's hand. Also, a small perspective view of the hearth design; main drawing is a front elevation of the design.
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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