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Title Two designs for Wallpaper [Architectural drawing]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1877
Extended Description Designs of interlacing scrolls and leaves. Two designs.
Id Number Current Accession F.4
Id Number Current Repository 1189
Inscription Recto - labelled "24c". Verso - "Wm Rd Lethaby, 2 Ebberly Lawn, Barnstaple" and the figure "41" (x2). All in pencil (or blue pecil).
Location Creation Site Barnstaple
Subject Architecture;Drawings / Sketches;Lethaby;William Richard;
Measurements Dimensions 350 x 240 mm
Material Pencil, pen and black ink, on Whatman wove paper (hand made 1871)
Notes Designs by Lethaby under the pseudonym 'Debut'. Published The Building News, vol. 32 (1878-79). Made 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.
Object Notes Full title - "Two Designs for Wallpaper - in outline only". Scale in feet and inches. Signed with Debut pseudonym. There is some underdrawing in pencil (mostly erased) visible.
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.
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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