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Design for street decorations - Design for an elaborate arch at the Palace of Whitehall
  • Design for an elaborate arch at the Palace of Whitehall
    Selwyn Image, born 1849 - died 1930
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Design for an elaborate arch at the Palace of Whitehall

  • Object:

    Design for street decorations

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Selwyn Image, born 1849 - died 1930 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, ink, and watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Selwyn Image

  • Museum number:

    E.3338-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 153

Physical description

Pencil, ink, and watercolour drawing on paper of a design for an elaborate arch. The arch is composed of four red and white striped posts in a square arrangement. They are surmounted by a half-dome made up of yellow fruits or flowers and banners set within green foliage. Streams of garland span between each post below the dome. A sculpture of an angel tops the dome while other sculptural figures are set at the bottom of each post on low plinths.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1897 (made)

Artist/maker

Selwyn Image, born 1849 - died 1930 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, ink, and watercolour on paper

Dimensions

Width: 170 mm, Length: 264 mm

Descriptive line

Selwyn Image. Design for street decorations at Whitehall for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897.

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flower; Angel; Garland; Arch

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Royalty; Pageants and Ceremonies

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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