Original Architectural Illustrations of Cardiff City Hall Obelisks

Regular price £500.00

UK P&P £30.00 

Believe to be the original pen and ink illustrations for a pair of Obelisks, standing to this day outside, of Cardiff City Hall. Depicting the city crest decorated with griffins. By the renown architect Amor Fenn.

Plans have been completed on tracing paper. Tracing paper offered an attractive hard, smooth working surface. It is also thin and transparent and therefore, easy to reproduce. Thus it is an ideal material for working drawings. Tracing paper, or transparent paper as it is also called, has been used for a wide variety of designs in archives, museums and libraries. Artists were also drawn to tracing paper because of its translucency and relatively low cost.

Newly framed in a classic simple black wooden frame.  We have decided to use a clear perspex instead of glass allowing postage to be an option. The frame can easily be updated with glass should you require. 

Amor (1863 to 1933) was the husband to Dora Bard (Dora Fenn), who trained at Goldsmith College, London. He has published two books, Abstract Design: A Practical Manual On The Making Of Patterns For The Use Of Students Teachers Designers And Craftsmen. Secondly, Abstract Design and How to Create It. Both can still be purchased today and show works of his illustration etc.

Dimensions: W:139 x D:3 x H:96 cm

Sourced: Isle of White, England

Circa: 1900 - 1920s