Album of architectural drawings by Alfred Waterhouse

The album contains 66 detailed drawings of the enrichments for the new Museum of Natural History (South Kensington) modelled by C Dujardin for Alfred Waterhouse.

Details

Medium:
Pencil; pencil & colour wash
Dimensions:
37.5 x 26.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,500 ( Total: £16,500)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Yves Gremont

The drawings show considerable delicacy to ensure that important details of the terracotta reliefs which adorn the museum interior and cladding were not lost through shrinkage during the final firing process.

Provenance

Jean-Pierre Leveilley, Antiquarian Bookseller, Angers; M Yves Gremont, circa 1975.

Venue details

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, LONDON London SW7 5BD 020 7942 5000 www.nhm.ac.uk

Entry details

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