Panel of a screen

1866 (made)

Letheren, William

Height: 117 cm, Width: 46 cm

26-1867 MET

Wrought iron, British, by William Letheren; 1866

Panel of a screen, made up of scrolling foliage surrounding a crowned and winged dragon

This panel was ought after the Society of Arts competition of 1866 where it won a prize. William Letheren was born and trained in Cheltenham, Glos, and was active as a smith of decorative ironwork at a time of prosperity, which fuelled a building boom. No building was considered complete without panels, gates and balustrades of iron.

Bought after the Society of Arts competition of 1866 where it won a prize. Historical significance: William Letheren was born and trained in Cheltenham, Glos, and was active as a smith of decorative ironwork at a time of prosperity, which fuelled a building boom.No building was considered complete without panels, gates and balustrades of iron.

Location: On loan

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