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

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    August 14th 1876 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and gouache on tracing paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 125, Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery, case 1

Physical description

Design for an eight-legged, circular table. The outlines of the design are drawn in pencil, along with detailed enlargements of aspects of the design. The central design has been coloured with brown gouache.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


August 14th 1876 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and gouache on tracing paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Table for Watt / Aug 14th 76'
Inscribed in pencil

Inscribed with various notes, measurements etc.


Height: cm, Width: 23.7 cm

Object history note

The table produced from this design is illustrated on Pl.12 of Art Furniture from Designs by E. W. Godwin… by W. Watt, London, 1877. The table was produced in William Watt’s Art Furniture Warehouse, Grafton Street, London.

Descriptive line

Design for an eight legged, circular table. Pencil and gouache drawing by Edward William Godwin, 1876. 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.


Pencil; Gouache; Tracing paper



Subjects depicted



Drawings; Designs; Furniture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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