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Title [The Princess: Proposed book illustration)
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1870s - 1880s
Extended Description Showing the Prince and his two friends approaching the town. 'Set in a gleaming river's crescent curve'.
Id Number Current Accession F.61
Id Number Current Repository 1246
Inscription Recto - "These three drawings are designs illustrating ´The Princess´" and "WRL" and (presumably a quote from the book) "The Prince and his two friends approach the town set in a gleaming rivers crescent curve".
Location Creation Site London or Barnstaple
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 132 x 250 mm
Material Watercolour on thick wove paper; mounted onto a secondary sheet of paper, notes in pencil
Notes Apparently this was one of three proposed illustrations for a book (;) entitled The Princess (see inscriptions for details).
Object Notes Signed WRL. Drawing by Lethaby, in watercolour, one of three proposed illustration designs for "The Princess". Described as a 'juvenile' drawing in the Christie's sale catalogue. This may have been an early commission (showing how versatile he was) although little information is available.
Relation References Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s; A.B. Waters CBE
Technique Watercolour on paper
Work Type Fine Art



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