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Sketchbook

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1881 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Metal-point, pencil and pen and ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.254-1963

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sketchbook containing designs for the entrance of the Fine Art Society’s gallery at 148 New Bond Street; designs for a cabinet and for a sideboard; portrait sketches, including full-length portraits of Myra Holme, C. Grahme and H. Beerbohm Tree in The Colonel; sketches of architecture in France and costume studies from prints and manuscripts in the British Museum and from paintings in the National Gallery. 88 pages (2 torn) of metallic surfaced paper, thread-stitched in paper boards.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1881 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Metal-point, pencil and pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'E W Godwin 9 Bridge St. Westminster'
Inscribed by the artist inside the front cover

Inscribed throughout with notes on architecture, on plays and theatrical projects, details of the interior of A. S. Wortley's house, notes on the Lion d'Or restaurant in Paris, references, names and addresses etc.

Dated 11 June to 15 September 1881

'Paris June. Oct. '81'
Dated on the cover

Dimensions

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

Historical context note

The Colonel, with Myra Holme, C. Grahme and H. Beerbohm Tree, was first performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 2 February 1881.

Descriptive line

Sketchbook containing various architectural and furniture designs, portrait sketches of the actors Myra Holme, C. Grahme and H. Beerbohm Tree in 'The Colonel' and costume studies etc. Metal-point, pencil, and pen and ink drawings by Edward William Godwin, 1881. 88 pages (2 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.

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Metal-point; Paper

Techniques

Binding; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Architecture; Cabinet; Costume; Sideboard

Categories

Architecture; Portraits; Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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