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Restaurant and bar

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (designed)

  • Date:

    1962-1966 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calloway, Thomas (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Stephen Calloway

  • Museum number:

    E.651-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 21

This is an architectural drawing for a restaurant and bar for a Top Rank motor inn by the architect, Thomas Calloway. The drawing shows the interior of a restaurant and bar in different shades of brown with black chairs, with square seats and backs, around square, white tables in the foreground. The bar, above which are hanging lights, is to the right side. This is a presentation drawing which is a design finished to a high standard for display to a client. The drawing is in pen and ink, watercolour, and bodycolour which is watercolour made opaque by the addition of white pigment.

Physical description

Design for an interior of a restaurant and bar for a Top Rank motor inn in different shades of brown with black chairs, with square seats and backs, around square, white tables in the foreground. The bar is to the right side and there are hanging lights above. There is a melinex cover over the design which is attached to the dark, cardboard support.

Place of Origin

England (designed)

Date

1962-1966 (designed)

Artist/maker

Calloway, Thomas (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour on paper.

Dimensions

Height: 48.3 cm, Width: 68 cm

Object history note

This architectural drawing was given to the Victoria and Albert Museum by Stephen Calloway, son of the architect, Thomas Calloway. Stephen Calloway is a part-time curator in the Word & Image Department in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Descriptive line

Design for a restaurant and bar for the Top Rank Hotel by Thomas Calloway

Production Note

Stephen Calloway, son of the architect, stated that 'all the drawings by my father date from
1962 - 1966. They are mostly to the earlier end of those four years.'

Materials

Ink; Watercolour; Bodycolour; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Hotel; Bar; Top Rank Motor Inn; Restaurant

Categories

Architecture; Designs; Furniture; Lighting

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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