Design for a cast-iron bracket spandrel by Thomas Jeckyll

Jeckyll was commissioned by Barnard, Bishop and Barnards to design a cast-iron pavilion for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.

Details

Medium:
Pencil & wash on paper
Dimensions:
53.8 x 42.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
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'.

Provenance

Barnard, Bishop and Barnard, 1876; Peter Ferriday, 1950s; by descent to Martin Ferriday.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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