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  • Drawing
    Godwin, Edward William, born 1833 - died 1886
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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1878-1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Godwin, Edward William, born 1833 - died 1886 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, gouache and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 123, box D

Physical description

Drawing showing elevations of the back of a house and a cross section of the building. The drawing on the left is annotated with red ink.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1878-1879 (made)


Godwin, Edward William, born 1833 - died 1886 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, gouache and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with notes, measurements etc.

'House & studio for F. Miles Esq. Tite Street, Chelsea.'
Lettered at the top of the page

'Back elevation'
Lettered beneath the elevation of the building

'Transverse section'
Lettered beneath the cross-section on the right

'George Sharpe for Sharpe & Everare[?]'
Inscribed in the bottom right corner

Object history note

E.533, 556-1963 are said by the artist to have been rejected by the Board of Works (see p.261 of The Building News, March, 1879). The artist’s second designs, E.554, 555-1963 were passed by them. E.555-1963, a copy of the artist’s design by C. P. Edwards was reproduced between pp.220, 221 of The British Architect…, Vol, 10, 1878.

This drawing is a design for a house and studio for the artist Frank Miles, Tite Street, Chelsea.

Descriptive line

Design showing the back elevation of a house and a cross section. One of 21 sheets of designs for a house and studio, Tite Street, Chelsea. Pencil, pen and ink, ink wash, water-colour, gouache and coloured chalk drawing by Edward William Godwin, 1878-1879.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.


Pen and ink; Gouache; Pencil; Paper



Subjects depicted

House; Elevation; Studio; Section


Drawings; Designs; Architecture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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