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Design for a car

  • Object:

    Design

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, wash, body colour and varnish and collage on thick paper bling stamped Bristol C F , and with a caduceus.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Yu-Chee Chong Fine Art, London

  • Museum number:

    E.302-1998

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 43

Physical description

Design for the body work chassis, running gar and seating arrangement for an open-topped routing car, side elevation, with the constructional detail arranges as layers of superimposed hinge flaps. On back is rough sketch of a man’s head

Date

ca. 1910 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, wash, body colour and varnish and collage on thick paper bling stamped Bristol C F , and with a caduceus.

Dimensions

Height: 31.4 cm, Width: 48 cm

Descriptive line

Design for the bodywork, chassis, running gear and seating arrangements of an open-topped touring car by Henry Tournies, ca. 1910

Labels and date

The Yu-Chee Chong Fine Art Gift.
The National Collection of Design and Architectural
Drawings in the Print Room contains objects from the
15th century to the 1990s, and subjects ranging from
coffee pots to cathedrals.

Yu Chee Chong Fine Art has substantially added to this
collection by the generous gift of 106 architectural and
design drawings, dating from the 1780s to the 1950s.

The designs for vehicles, complete with photographs of
their designer are the first pre-1950s automative designs
to enter the collections. The design for a bedroom is an
interesting example of popular pre-war taste in historical
styles. The desk diary presentation drawing adds a new
dimension to the Museum's collections of Art Deco
designs, which up to now has consisted chiefly of desings
for jewellery.

Design for a motor car
French; c. 1910
Pencil, pen and ink, water and bodycoloiur,
varnish and collage
E.302-1998 []

Materials

Pencil; Pen; Ink; Wash; Body colour; Varnish

Techniques

Painted; Drawn

Categories

Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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