Jeckyll was commissioned by Barnard, Bishop and Barnards to design a cast-iron pavilion for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.
Design for a cast-iron bracket spandrel by Thomas Jeckyll, 1876
© Hunterian Art Gallery
- Pencil & wash on paper
- 53.8 x 42.3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £10,000)
- Acquired in:
- Estate of Martin Ferriday
A particular feature of the pavilion's structural decoration were the brackets. For the spandrels of these brackets, Jeckyll designed a variety of 'Bird and Flower' motifs including this one entitled 'Whitethorn with Pheasants'.
Barnard, Bishop and Barnard, 1876; Peter Ferriday, 1950s; by descent to Martin Ferriday.
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