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

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1872-1883 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, pencil and gouache

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 124

Physical description

Sketch design for a bookstand. Candlesticks are incorporated on either side of the stand. A female figure in an orange dress can be seen looking through a book on the stand.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1872-1883 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, pencil and gouache

Marks and inscriptions


'Sketch for Bookstand'
Inscribed in ink at the bottom of the sheet

Descriptive line

Design for a bookstand. Pencil, pen and ink and gouache drawing by Edward William Godwin, 1872-1883. One of 33 sheets of designs for furniture, interiors and murals.

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.


Gouache; Pen and ink; Pencil



Subjects depicted

Bookstand; Candlesticks; Female; Reading


Drawings; Designs; Interiors


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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