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Title Fender, coal scuttle and fire irons [Architectural drawing]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1877
Id Number Current Accession F.9
Id Number Current Repository 1194
Inscription Recto - "WRL", "26e", "35" and "In style to harmonise with Fireplace sent herewith" (Lethaby seems to refer to a piece not in the Special Collection, this may suggest that he entered 20 drawings in the competition, rather than 19). Verso - "Wm Rd Lethaby, 2 Ebberly Lawn, Barnstaple" and "37" (x2). All in pencil.
Location Creation Site Barnstaple
Subject Architecture;Drawings / Sketches;Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 345 x 480 mm
Material Pencil, pen and black ink, on Whatman wove paper (hand made 1871)
Notes Signed 'Debut', pseudonym of W.R. Lethaby. Published in The Building News, vol. 32 (1878-79). Made for The Building News Designing Club Competition. Lethaby entered 19 drawings in all, 17 of which were published in The Building News, all of which are present in the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Special Collection. Lethaby won the competition, being awarded first place in the January of 1878. NB dimensions ignore the recently added 17mm strip of paper.
Object Notes Architectural drawing, signed with the Debut pseudonym, which shows 1) shovel 2) fire irons 3) general sketch 4) "part elevation of fender - a flat semi-ellipse (sic) on plan" and 5) "coal scuttle - a wrought iron basket". (NB inscriptions in ink incorporated into design).
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.
Article in book: Rubens;Godfrey;, The Drawings of William Richard Lethaby, Object Lessons: Central Saint Martins Art and Design Archive, Backemey
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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