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Drawing
  • Drawing
    Godwin, Edward William, born 1833 - died 1886
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2 July 1874 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Godwin, Edward William, born 1833 - died 1886 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and water-colour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.478-1963

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 125, Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery, case 3

Physical description

Design for a cabinet in the Japanese style.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

2 July 1874 (made)

Artist/maker

Godwin, Edward William, born 1833 - died 1886 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and water-colour

Marks and inscriptions

'E. W. G. July 2nd 74'
Signed and dated

Descriptive line

Design for a cabinet in the Japanese style. Pencil, pen and ink and water-colour drawing by Edward William Godwin, 1874. One of 33 sheets of designs for furniture, interiors and murals.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Labels and date

DESIGN FOR A CABINET IN THE JAPANESE STYLE
1874
In his Anglo-Japanese designs E. W. Godwin did not seek to copy Japanese examples. Instead he aimed to combine the simplicity and elegance he admired in Japanese art with the needs of the Victorian home. The brown wash on the full view of the cabinet shows the contrast between the wood and the gilt hinges as per Godwin’s technical instructions
Pen and ink and wash
Drawn by Edward William Godwin (born in Bristol 1835, died in London, 1886)
Signed and dated ‘E.W.G July 2nd 74’ and inscribed with instructions regarding the dimensions and materials
Given by Edward Godwin, son of the artist
Museum no. E.478-1963
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Materials

Pen and ink; Pencil; Water-colour

Techniques

Drawing (image making)

Subjects depicted

Cabinet

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Furniture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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