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Design for sgraffito panel - allegory of Science, lettered 'GH'

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1871 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moody, Francis Wollaston, born 1824 - died 1886 (designer)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case KK, shelf 1

Physical description

Design for panel showing a seated male figure holding a scroll up, flanked by two male nude youths.


1871 (made)


Moody, Francis Wollaston, born 1824 - died 1886 (designer)


Height: 97 cm, Width: 178.3 cm maximum width

Descriptive line

F. W. Moody and assistants, design for sgraffito panel on east/rear elevation of Science Schools, South Kensington: allegory of Science, lettered 'GH'. 1871, probably.

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

Cole, Alan S. 'On the Art of "Sgraffito" Decoration', in Papers Read at the Royal Institute of British Architects: Session 1872-73. London: Royal Institute of British Architects, 1873, pp. 127-140, esp. pp. 128-130
Filmer-Sankey, William and others. Building Conservation Management Plan: Prepared for the Victoria and Albert Museum, April 2013, revised edn. London: Alan Baxter, 2013, esp. pp. 321-326
Physick, John. The Victoria and Albert Museum: The History of Its Building. London: The Victoria & Albert Museum, 1982, esp. pp. 151-154


Paper; Pencil; Wash; Chalk




History of the V&A; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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