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Design - Design for metalwork decoration for fireplace in V&A Grill Room
  • Design for metalwork decoration for fireplace in V&A Grill Room
    Poynter, Edward John
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Design for metalwork decoration for fireplace in V&A Grill Room

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1866 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Poynter, Edward John (Sir), born 1836 - died 1919 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and pencil.

  • Museum number:

    E.5281-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 201, box D

Physical description

Pen and ink and pencil. Ornament for the metalwork of a fireplace.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)

Date

1866 (made)

Artist/maker

Poynter, Edward John (Sir), born 1836 - died 1919 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and pencil.

Dimensions

Height: 53 mm, Width: 45 mm

Object history note

Poynter was invited to tender for the decoration of the V&A Grill Room in November 1865. The grill itself, for which designs including this one were prepared, bears inscriptions reading ‘EJP / INVENIT / 1866’, indicating that Poynter designed the grill in 1866. The dating of this design to 1871 at the time of acquisition, collectively with object numbers E.5272-1919 to E.5284-1919, is therefore inaccurate (see 1919 V&A Accession Register).

Descriptive line

E. J. Poynter, design for metalwork decoration for fireplace in V&A Grill Room: ornamental flames pattern. 1866.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Physick, John. The Victoria and Albert Museum: The History of Its Building. London: The Victoria & Albert Museum, 1982, pp. 139-141 and pls. XXVII-XXIX
Sheppard, F. H. W. (general ed.). Survey of London, vol. XXXVIII: The Museums Area of South Kensington and Westminster. London: Athlone Press, University of London, 1975, p. 111 and pl. 15
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Pencil; Ink; Pen; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Metalwork; Fireplace; Ornament

Categories

History of the V&A; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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