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Title [Architectural drawings : Debut sketches]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1877
Id Number Current Accession F.1.1993.5
Id Number Current Repository 1186
Inscription Verso - "Wm Rd Lethaby, 2 Ebberly Lawn, Barnstaple"; and in another hand, "We wish you would use a roller as your drawings get so crushed in the post. Ed B.N." All in pencil.
Location Creation Site Barnstaple
Subject Architecture;Drawings/Sketches;Lethaby;William Richard;
Material Ink and pencil on paper (Whatman hand made wove)
Notes Sketches by W.R. Lethaby under pseudonym 'Debut' for The Building News Designing Club Competition. Lethaby entered 19 drawings in all, 17 of which were published in The Building News, all of which are present in the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Special Collection. Lethaby won the competition, being awarded first place in the January of 1878. (See also F.2 - F.11)
All drawings are signed with Lethaby's "Debut" pseudonym and are labelled "Building News Designing Club".
Object Notes Architectural design for a graveyard "monument", signed with the Debut pseudonym and with a scale in feet and inches... Shows 1) elevation (with a note on suggested use of colours) and 2) a sketch. Again, there is evidence of an older erased drawing slightly above the visible design. [The paper is Whatman (hand made wove) 1871.]
Relation References Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Article in book: Rubens;Godfrey;, The Drawings of William Richard Lethaby, Object Lessons: Central Saint Martins Art and Design Archive, Backemey
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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