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Title A Mountain Chapel [Architectural drawing]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1877
Extended Description Plan 'S' elevation and south-west view of chapel in mountain.
Id Number Current Accession F.11
Id Number Current Repository 1196
Inscription Recto - "34", "26a" and "WRL" in pencil. Verso - "32" (x2, one in pencil, one in blue pencil)
Location Creation Site Barnstaple
Subject Architecture;Drawings / Sketches;Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 315 x 475 mm
Material Pencil, pen and black ink on wove paper (probably Whatman hand made).
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.
Object Notes Architectural design for a Mountain Chapel, signed with the Debut pseudonym, which shows 1) plan 2) south elevation and 3) south-west view. The plan is fully labelled; the inscriptions (incorporated in the design) - "Accomodation - Nave 38, Choir 12, Total 50".Underdrawing visible.
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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