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Print - Two inch internal four panel door

Two inch internal four panel door

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Busbridge, W. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph on paper

  • Museum number:

    540C

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case R, shelf 2, box A(II)

This diagram was published and sold by W. Busbridge of Plumstead, in around 1860. It was aimed at builders and sold for 'thruppence' (3 pennies) per sheet. This lithograph shows how the forms and proportions of classical mouldings were used in ordinary rooms in the 19th century.

This print shows an architrave. The word is derived from Greek (and means ‘chief beam’) and has two meanings in architectural orders. It can either mean the lowest of the three parts of an entablature, which rests on top of a column (the others being frieze, in the middle and cornice, at the top) or as in this case, the moulded frame around a door or a window.

Physical description

Print of a two inch internal four panel door, lithograph, diagram for builders, showing forms and proportions of classical mouldings for use in ordinary rooms in the 19th century.

Place of Origin

England (published)

Date

ca. 1860 (published)

Artist/maker

Busbridge, W. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph on paper

Dimensions

Height: 44.5 cm, Width: 29.2 cm

Object history note

This diagram for builders (available at 3d a sheet) shows how the forms and proportions of classical mouldings were used in ordinary rooms in the 19th century. The moulding surrounding the door is called an architrave, and does indeed resemble that part of the classical orders.

Descriptive line

Print of a two inch internal four panel door, lithograph, England, about 1860

Subjects depicted

Architrave; Architecture; Panel doors

Categories

Architectural fittings; Interiors; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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