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Title [Roof, chimney and eaves]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date [early 1870s] - [late 1880s]
Extended Description Detail of architectural decoration in Renaissance style.
Id Number Current Accession F.73
Id Number Current Repository 1272
Inscription Recto - In Lethabyīs hand, in pencil "This stands out more freely".
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 340 x 240mm (sight)
Material Pencil on wove paper; mounted on watercolour type paper
Notes This drawing (unsigned), which was hung in the Principal's office at the Central School, may have actually been made much later than the date given here. Typical of drawings made in Northern France (particularly in Chartres, see page 68, Rubens) during the two Soane tours of 1880 and 1882. As with those drawings, this was obviously intended to inform and educate the maker, perhaps as a source for the future.
Object Notes View of a roof, concentrating on a particularly elaborate chimney stack and highly decorated eaves. Displays Lethaby's keen interest in architectural details and decoration. Like his studies of the leadwork and stonework at Haddon Hall and Duffield Hall (and also at Chartres), Lethaby turns what is essentially a detailed architectural study into a fine example of draughtsmanship and artistry.
Object References (re. Haddon Hall & Duffield Hall)
Object References (re. Haddon Hall & Soane Tours 1880 & 1882)
Object References (re. Soane Tours 1880 & 1882)
Relation Exhibition Object Lessons, London, London Institute 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.
Exhibition: 1990.
Sale catalogue: British Drawings and Watercolours including Architectural Drawings, Christies. 19 December 1989.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Formerly hung in Principalīs office, CSACS.
Technique Pencil drawing
Work Type Fine Art



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