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Title Dawpool, Cheshire [Elevation & Cross-section]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Date 1884
Id Number Current Accession R.79.4
Id Number Current Repository 923278807
Inscription Bottom - (repro) as notes and "WR Lethaby del" (outside image). Top - as bottom except verso - "24" (in pencil) and "24c" in blue pencil.
Location Creation Site Sprague & Co., 22 Martins Lane, Canon St EC (London)
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;;
Material Brown printing ink on paper
Notes This drawing was made by Lethaby around five years after his appointment as chief clerk in the offices of Norman Shaw R.A. Shaw was one of two architects involved in the design of Dawpool House in Cheshire, the other being a J.F.Doyle. See rest of R.79.1-4.
Before employing him as his chief clerk, Shaw had expressed great admiration for Lethaby's drawings.
Object Notes Reproduction of two drawings by Lethaby (of a building designed by Shaw and Doyle) published in The Architect, issue dated 25th October 1884. The top drawing shows a South Elevation of the building, the bottom is a cross section of the same view (which details the fireplaces in the Library, Picture Gallery and Drawing Room. Probably reduced in size from the original.
Object References (re. Lethaby and Shaw)
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 Photolithograph
Work Type Reproduction



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