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Design
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    Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain

  • Date:

    1895

  • 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.479-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DD, shelf 22, box A

This is a design drawing in pencil on paper for 1 Pembridge Place by Philip Webb. The drawing is dated 12 March 1895 and consists of four annotated diagrams for the drainage of the house. Webb was commissioned to expland the ground-floor suite and decorate the house, which belonged to Colonel William James Gillum.
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 on paper for 1 Pembridge Place by Philip Webb. The drawing is dated 12 March 1895 and consists of four annotated diagrams for the drainage of the house. Webb was commissioned to expland the ground-floor suite and decorate the house, which belonged to Colonel William James Gillum.

Place of Origin

Britain

Date

1895

Artist/maker

Webb, Philip Speakman, born 1831 - died 1915

Dimensions

Length: 76 cm, Height: 52 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 1 Pembridge Place by Philip Webb, 1895

Materials

Pencil; Paper

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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