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Panel of a screen

  • Place of origin:

    Cheltenham (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1866 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Letheren, William (blacksmith)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought Iron

  • Museum number:

    26-1867

  • Gallery location:

    On display with Cheltenham Borough Council

This panel was ought after the Society of Arts competition of 1866 where it won a prize. William Letheren was born and trained in Cheltenham, Glos, and was active as a smith of decorative ironwork at a time of prosperity, which fuelled a building boom. No building was considered complete without panels, gates and balustrades of iron.

Physical description

Panel of a screen, made up of scrolling foliage surrounding a crowned and winged dragon

Place of Origin

Cheltenham (possibly, made)

Date

1866 (made)

Artist/maker

Letheren, William (blacksmith)

Materials and Techniques

Wrought Iron

Dimensions

Height: 117 cm, Width: 46 cm

Object history note

Bought after the Society of Arts competition of 1866 where it won a prize.

Historical significance: William Letheren was born and trained in Cheltenham, Glos, and was active as a smith of decorative ironwork at a time of prosperity, which fuelled a building boom.No building was considered complete without panels, gates and balustrades of iron.

Descriptive line

Wrought iron, British, by William Letheren; 1866

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Chatwin, Amina Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork, Cheltenham 1975

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Hammering

Categories

Architectural fittings; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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