carved panel drawing

Bromley carving, H Tanner drawing
Bromley carving, H Tanner drawing

If you read the post last night about the early 20th century photo I saw of a carved panel from a room in London, this drawing will then look familiar. R Francis was kind enough to do more searching than I did last night, & confirmed that the room was indeed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. I did some web-searching today while minding the kids, and couldn’t find a decent photo of the room. But I did find a drawing of it from Henry Tanner’s English Interior Woodwork… (London, Batsford, 1903) – found the drawing on the web, & recognized it as a book I have in decrepit condition in my shop. A quick jaunt down to the shop & I snagged the plates & shot the image above. Here’s the photo from yesterday of the panel, for comparison.

carved panel, London
carved panel, London

 

when I saw the photo, I said that I hadn’t seen this before. So come to find out, that’s not strictly true. I have the drawing. But my eyes & brain don’t read the drawings as well as they do the photos. I can carve it better from the photo than from the drawing. But it doesn’t hurt to have both…

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One thought on “carved panel drawing

  1. This is off thread but going back to the post on “Applied Turnings”, the chest has a drawer with raised panels, how are these made?

    Is it a solid block of wood planed with the center chiseled out or sawn and mitered together?

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