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Design
  • Design
    Skidmore, Francis Alexander the younger, born 1817 - died 1896
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Skidmore, Francis Alexander the younger, born 1817 - died 1896 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries

  • Museum number:

    E.395:42-2006

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 82

Design for the back of a lantern in pencil drawn directly onto the page of an album treating it as a sketchbook. The design shows hooks on a horseshoe-shaped bracket for attachment to a bar. The design for the front of the same lantern is E.395.43-2006. This design was possibly designed by Skidmore, himself, because it is drawn directly onto the page of the album treating it as a sketchbook whereas most of the other designs are on pieces of oiled paper which have been pasted in at a later date. This design is in a style earlier than the Art Nouveau style of the designs which have been pasted in. There is, for example, a design for an ironwork bracket in the album in the Art Nouveau style which is dated '11th of October, 1899'.

Physical description

Design for the back of a lantern in pencil drawn directly onto the page of an album treating it as a sketchbook.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1890s (made)

Artist/maker

Skidmore, Francis Alexander the younger, born 1817 - died 1896 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Dimensions

Height: 18 cm, Width: 12.6 cm

Object history note

The provenance is the grand-daughter of Francis Skidmore.

Descriptive line

Design from an album from the firm of Francis Skidmore (1817-1896).

Production Note

The design was possibly designed by Skidmore, himself, because it is drawn directly onto the page of the album treating it as a sketchbook whereas most of the other designs are on pieces of oiled paper which have been pasted in at a later date. This design is in a style earlier than the Art Nouveau style of the designs which have been pasted in. There is, for example, a design for an ironwork bracket in the album in the Art Nouveau style which is dated '11th of October, 1899'.

Materials

Pencil; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Lanterns (lighting devices)

Categories

Designs; Lighting; Metalwork

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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