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Sketchbook

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1882 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, metal-point, pen and ink and water-colour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.255-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 123, box B(I)

Physical description

Sketchbook containing designs for houses, including a house for the actress Lily Langtry, for some houses at the corner of Holland Park Road and a building for the Learned Societies, together with designs for furniture, stained glass etc. for Gladys, Countess of Lonsdale, an iron proscenium partition and a fireplace. Also studies of 16th century costume from paintings at Hampton Court. 88 pages (1 torn) of metallic surfaced paper, thread-stitched in paper boards.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1882 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, metal-point, pen and ink and water-colour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed by the artist throughout with notes, including personal notes and expenses, names and addresses, a comic verse etc.

Dated 19 October 1881 to 21 March 1882

'Oct 81 Mar 82'
Dated on back cover

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm size of volume, Width: 8.3 cm size of volume

Descriptive line

Sketchbook containing architectural designs for houses, including a house for the actress Lily Langtry, a building for the Learned Societies, designs for furniture and stained glass etc. and 16th-century costume studies. Pencil, metal-point, pen and ink and water-colour drawings by Edward William Godwin, 1882. 88 pages (1 torn) of metallic surfaced paper, thread-stitched in paper boards.

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.
Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. p.45.

Materials

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

Techniques

Drawing; Binding

Subjects depicted

Furnishings; Houses; Costume; Stained glass; Fireplace; Building

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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