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1883-1884 (made)
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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.


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Materials and Techniques
Metal-point, pencil, pen and ink and water-colour
Brief Description
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.
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.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (Inscribed by the artist with notes, measurements etc.)
  • (Dated July 1883 to 1884)
Credit line
Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist
Object history
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
Wilson Barrett’s production of Claudian was first performed at the Princess’s Theatre, London, 6 December 1883.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.453-1963

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