Designs for Champagne Glasses for James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars

Designs for Champagne Glasses for James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars

Designs for Champagne Glasses for James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars
Philip Webb
Britain
About 1861
Pencil, pen and wash on laid paper
Each about width 19 cm x height 25.5 cm
Museum no. E.336-339-1944

These designs show two extremes of drawing. The bases of the glasses, shown in plan, are described by simple double pen lines but the bodies of the glasses are delineated by wash applied with a full brush to the space around them. Thus, their outlines are represented by a negative silhouette.