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    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain

  • Date:

    1883

  • Artist/Maker:

    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by H M Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria & Albert Museum, 2014

  • Museum number:

    E.472-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 278

This is a design drawing in pencil and pen on paper for no. 44 Belgrave Square by Philip Webb. The drawing is labelled as being for Percy Wyndham and dated 18 July 1883. The drawing contains a section elevation of windows and a door, as well as a side view of the window and furnishings below. There are This is a design drawing in pencil and pen on paper for no. 44 Belgrave Square by Philip Webb. The drawing is labelled as being for Percy Wyndham and dated 18 July 1883. The drawing shows an internal elevation of panelled cupboards and a door, and a section of the cupboards and furnishings below. There are also detailed drawings of mouldings and joinery. The drawing is annotated with dimensions and a scale, as well as some notes on the materials. There is a note in pen that concerns the rack and a cupboard.
Webb also designed the famous Clouds House for Percy Wyndham and his wife in the early 1880s.
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

This is a design drawing in pencil and pen on paper for no. 44 Belgrave Square by Philip Webb. The drawing is labelled as being for Percy Wyndham and dated 18 July 1883. The drawing shows an internal elevation of panelled cupboards and a door, and a section of the cupboards and furnishings below. There are also detailed drawings of mouldings and joinery. The drawing is annotated with dimensions and a scale, as well as some notes on the materials. There is a note in pen that concerns the rack and a cupboard.

Place of Origin

Britain

Date

1883

Artist/maker

Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915

Dimensions

Length: 75 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 44 Belgrave Square by Philip Webb, 1883

Materials

Pencil; Pen; Paper

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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