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Design for an Iron Grill, South Kensington Museum

1866 (made)
Place of origin

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

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Object type
TitleDesign for an Iron Grill, South Kensington Museum (published title)
Materials and techniques
Pen and ink and pencil.
Brief description
E. J. Poynter, design for metalwork decoration for fireplace in V&A Grill Room: portion of general scheme. 1866.
Physical description
Pen and ink and pencil. Ornament for the metalwork of a fireplace.
  • Height: 14.3cm
  • Width: 11.3cm
Various sizes.
Object history
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).
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Bibliographic references
  • 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
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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