Design for shop front and screen, 43 Union Street, Plymouth, for Mr. Edmund Fry: plan, elevation and details of shop front and plan, elevation, section and details of interior screen

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RIBApix ref no RIBA82587
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
CityPlymouth
Subject Date1835
Image Date1835
StyleClassical Revival
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceVOS/202 f.74
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The premises of Edmund Fry, bookseller, stationer and artist's colourman, in Treville Street were badly damaged by fire in 1836 so he moved his business to Union Street and is known to have been established there by 1840. This design is one of a number of drawings bound into five volumes entitled 'Architectural works of George Wightwick', made between 1832 and 1850. Wightwick instructed his articled pupils to make this detailed set of retrospective drawings to illustrate every building of importance he had designed. The drawings were intended to serve both as a record of Wightwick's completed buildings and as a method of conveying to his students the design process from initial working design to finished structure.

Subject tags

shops, shop fronts, screens