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Drawing - The formation of the Roman alphabet
  • The formation of the Roman alphabet
    Johnston, Edward, born 1872 - died 1944
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The formation of the Roman alphabet

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1926 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Johnston, Edward, born 1872 - died 1944 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Esther Meynell

  • Museum number:

    E.223-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 100

Physical description

Pen and ink drawings on sheets of lettering in a set of 5 illustrating the formation of the Roman alphabet. Signed and dated by the artist and inscribed with explanatory notes.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

1926 (made)

Artist/maker

Johnston, Edward, born 1872 - died 1944 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink drawing

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated 'E.J. August-September 1926'.

Dimensions

Height: 198 mm, Width: 327 mm

Descriptive line

Sheets of lettering in a set of 5 illustrating the formation of the Roman alphabet, made for holiday lessons given by Edward Johnston to Mrs. Meynell's children. Great Britain, 1926.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.

Materials

Paper; Pen and ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Roman; Alphabet

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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