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    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain

  • Date:

    c.1831-c.1915

  • Artist/Maker:

    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the estate of John Brandon-Jones and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014

  • Museum number:

    E.303:1-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DD, shelf 23

Design drawing in pencil on tracing paper for a well cover for WA Tollemache by Philip Webb. The drawing shows plans, sections and elevations of the well and cover and a larger, detailed section of the centrepoint and finial. The drawings are labelled with measurements and materials with which the well was to be made. E.303:1-2014 is the main sheet, from which E.303:2-2014 has become detached through age and use.
Philip Speakman Webb (Oxford, 1831-Sussex, 1915) was a prominent British architect who designed numerous buildings throughout Great Britain. Known for his contributions to British vernacular architecture, Webb was also a skilled draughtsman, and designer of tableware, tiles, stained glass, and furniture. He also designed gravestones and memorials for his friends and clients. Webb lent his hand to many collaborative projects and worked closely with his colleagues, namely William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Edward Burne Jones. His precise drawings of animals, particularly birds, frequently adorn tiles, stained glass, textiles, and wallpaper produced by Morris and Co. Webb is best known for designing Morris’ Red House in Bexleyheath, as well as Clouds House, Naworth Castle, and several London town houses. Among his other accomplishments, Webb is attributed with laying the groundwork for the Arts and Crafts and Modern movements, establishing longstanding principles in historic preservation, and creating some of the most influential designs still studied and celebrated today.

Physical description

Design drawing in pencil on tracing paper for a well cover for W.A. Tollemache by Philip Webb. The drawing shows plans, sections and elevations of the well and cover and a larger, detailed section of the centrepoint and finial. The drawings are labelled with measurements and the materials from which the well was to be made. E.303:1-2014 is the main sheet, from which E.303:2-2014 has become detached through age and use.

Place of Origin

Britain

Date

c.1831-c.1915

Artist/maker

Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915

Dimensions

Length: 77 cm, Height: 51 cm, :

Object history note

This object is part of a set of 278 designs and drawings formerly in the collection of John Brandon-Jones. Brandon-Jones was an architect and architectural historian.

Descriptive line

Design drawing for a well cover for W.A. Tollemache by Philip Webb

Materials

Pencil; Tracing paper

Categories

Architectural drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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