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Title Glastonbury [Sketch of staircase]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date [1881]
Id Number Current Accession F.133
Id Number Current Repository 1339
Inscription Recto - "Glastonbury 1" in red pencil. The sketch labelled "A" to "E" in watercolour.
Location Creation Site Glastonbury ?
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Material Pencil, watercolour and red pencil on laid paper
Notes It seems possible that this small sketch of a staircase (probably from an ecclesiastical building) was made during Lethaby's Tour of the West Country in 1881. This journey was made possible when Lethaby (aged 24) won the Pugin Travelling Scholarship, setting out to study English mediaeval architecture and 'buildings designed on mediaeval principles'. He would probably have visited Glastonbury during this tour. In portfolio with items F.130.1-4, F.131.1-3, F.132.1-2, these are the Goldsmiths' Hall designs, made between 1882 and 1884.
Object Notes Sketch which shows a perspective view of a staircase, with steps labelled A to E. Verso - Rough pencil sketch of the same (or a similar) staircase.
Object References (re. 1881 Tour of the West Country, Pugin Travelling Scholarship)
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.
Exhibition: W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, Backemeyer;Sylvia;Gronberg;Theresa; ed. Lund Humphries Publishers. 22 Octo
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Source Victoria & Albert Museum
Technique Watercolour sketch
Work Type Fine Art



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