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Title [Drawing of the Entrance to the Chrysotriclinium]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1889
Extended Description Lion in a classical building with arches and columns and two angels with swords hovering above
Id Number Current Accession F.66
Id Number Current Repository 1251
Location Creation Site London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Material Black chalk and pencil on laid paper; mounted on secondary sheet of paper.
Notes This imaginative reconstruction portrays the entrance to the Chrysotriclinium in the Imperial Palace of Constantine in Constantinople (p.68 CSAD Exhibition Catalogue, 1984).

Rubens - "In its suggestion of poetry, mystery and awe might is no more fantastic than the verbal descriptions of the building [ . . . ] it foreshadows the coming popularity of the neo-Byzantine style that Lethaby helped, unwittingly, to bring about."
Object Notes Fantastic drawing of the entrance to an ecclesiatical / religious building. Lion statue before huge columns decorated with various reliefs and figures.
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.
Article in book: Rubens;Godfrey;, The Drawings of William Richard Lethaby, Object Lessons: Cent
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Christie´s sale 19th October 1991 (; SRB)
Technique Black chalk drawing
Work Type Fine Art



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