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Title Design for a centre piece for flowers, Goldsmiths´ Hall competition 1882
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1882
Extended Description Full sketch design of flower design with seated female figures around base edge.
Id Number Current Accession F.130.3.1
Id Number Current Repository 1331
Inscription Recto - As title and "No.2". Signed with the "Vive la Renaissance " pseudonym. In ink.
Location Creation Site London (probably at Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 512 x 660 mm (board assembled)
Material Pen and brown ink on paper - paper mounted on thick card-board.
Notes Signed with the "Vive La Renaissnace" pseudonym used by Lethaby in 1882 for his entry in to the Goldsmiths' Hall competition. He entered the competition three years running (1882-84) and won prizes for two of those, this being one of them. (He won between £10 and £15, sources vary). See also F.130.2 and .4 and F.130.3.2 (his other entries in 1882). Broken up into 3 sections (on the back of which is a painting of some description).
Object Notes Actual size drawing of a design for a table centre piece, with central vase/well (for a potted plant) and two rose-bowl type vessels (for cut flowers) either side; adorned with classical figures in various reclining poses. The influence of 16th century Anglo-Flemish traditions are apparent here.
Object References (re. Goldsmiths')
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.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Exhibition: 1990.
Thesis: Rubens;Godfrey;, The life and work of William Richard Lethaby (
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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