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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 Half section detail of flower stand design.
Id Number Current Accession F.130.3.2
Id Number Current Repository 1332
Inscription Recto - As title "No 1" and "1/2 [half] plan: see General view on other sheet", "1/2 [half] elevation" and other notes, specifications and dimensions in ink, in Lethaby´s hand.
Location Creation Site London (probably at 20 Calthorpe Street)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Measurements Dimensions 648 x 492 mm (board)
Material Pen and brown ink on thick laid paper
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.130.3.1 (his other entries in 1882).
Object Notes Half plan and half elevation of a centrepiece designed by Lethaby; this is essentially a sheet of details, for a general view see F.130.3.1. Again, shows the influence of 16th century Anglo-Flemish traditions.
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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