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Sketchbook

1877 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sketchbook containing designs for buildings, including preliminary designs for the chapel for the Nottingham Church Cemetery Company, for a licensed restaurant in Battersea Park, for swimming baths at New Islington, Manchester; slight sketches for The White house and a copy of a plan of the Manchester fish markets; sketches of Normandy churches, old buildings, including 11 Austin Friars and Tilbury Fort, and portrait drawings of Whistler and others. 80 pages (one torn, others missing) of metallic surfaced paper, thread-stitched in paper boards.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Metal-point on paper
Brief Description
Sketchbook containing designs for various buildings, swimming baths etc., sketches of Normandy churches, old buildings and portrait drawings of Whistler and others. Metal-point drawings by Edward William Godwin. 80 pages (one torn, others missing) of metallic surfaced paper, thread-stitched in paper boards.
Physical Description
Sketchbook containing designs for buildings, including preliminary designs for the chapel for the Nottingham Church Cemetery Company, for a licensed restaurant in Battersea Park, for swimming baths at New Islington, Manchester; slight sketches for The White house and a copy of a plan of the Manchester fish markets; sketches of Normandy churches, old buildings, including 11 Austin Friars and Tilbury Fort, and portrait drawings of Whistler and others. 80 pages (one torn, others missing) of metallic surfaced paper, thread-stitched in paper boards.
Dimensions
  • Size of volume height: 14.6cm
  • Size of volume width: 8.3cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963. London: HMSO, 1964.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (Inscribed by the artist throughout with notes, including some on the second competition designs for a Byron memorial, names and addresses, measurements, estimates etc.)
  • (Dated 8 May to 14 August 1877)
Credit line
Given by Mr Edward Godwin, son of the artist
Subjects depicted
Places 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.244-1963

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