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Bedroom 1

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1962-1966 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calloway, Thomas (architect)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Stephen Calloway

  • Museum number:

    E.652-1999

  • Gallery location:

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

Design for 'Bedroom 1' for a Top Rank motor inn by Thomas Calloway. The drawing shows a perspective view of an ensuite bedroom with a large window in the left side and to the right is a door, ajar, leading into a view of the bathroom. There are two orange-coloured armchairs on either side of a round table. The drawing is in pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour, which is a form of watercolour which has been made opaque by the addition of white pigment. The drawing is a presentation drawing which is a design finished to a high standard for display to a client.

Physical description

Perspective view of an ensuite bedroom with a large window on the left side and to the right is a door, ajar, leading into a view of the bathroom. There are two orange-coloured armchairs on either side of a round table. There is a melinex cover over the drawing and its support.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1962-1966 (designed)

Artist/maker

Calloway, Thomas (architect)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 48.2 cm, Width: 60.8 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 Bedroom 1 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 from1962-66. They are mostly to the earlier end of those four years.'

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Watercolour; Bodycolour

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Hotel; Bedroom

Categories

Architecture; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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