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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1883-1884 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Metal-point, pencil, pen and ink and water-colour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.457-1963

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

One of fifty-four sketchbook leaves with studies of costume, furniture and weapons etc., designs for a production of Claudian, designs for houses and furniture etc. and a sketch of a fashion parade at Liberty's with colour notes.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1883-1884 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Metal-point, pencil, pen and ink and water-colour

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed by the artist with notes, measurements etc.

Dated July 1883 to 1884

Object history note

This drawing is one of 191 loose leaves, from various sketchbooks by the artist, dated 1851 to 1884.

The sketches on E.439-445-1963 of Frankish weapons etc. and of an Anglo-Saxon grave are related to water-colour drawings on pp.30-34 and 59 of the sketchbook E.262-1963.

Historical context note

Wilson Barrett’s production of Claudian was first performed at the Princess’s Theatre, London, 6 December 1883.

Descriptive line

Drawing by Edward William Godwin, one of fifty-four leaves with studies of costume, furniture and weapons etc. from books and manuscripts in the British Museum and other sources, designs for Wilson Barrett's production of 'Claudian', designs for houses and furniture etc. and a sketch of a fashion parade at Liberty's. Metal-point, pencil, pen and ink and water-colour, 1883-1884.

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.

Materials

Metal-point; Pen and ink; Pencil; Water-colour

Techniques

Drawing (image making)

Subjects depicted

Weapons; Furnishings; Houses; Parade; Costume

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Furniture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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