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Design - Winter


  • Object:


  • Date:

    1869-1871 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Poynter, Edward John (Sir), born 1836 - died 1919 (designer)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case NN, shelf 3

Physical description

Watercolour and pencil. Two women and a child are standing on the steps of an open doorway. The woman in front seems to be feeding the birds at her feet. The bottom of the panel states 'WINTER'.


1869-1871 (made)


Poynter, Edward John (Sir), born 1836 - died 1919 (designer)

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 649 mm, Width: 239 mm

Object history note

Poynter was invited to tender for the decoration of the V&A Grill Room in November 1865. Judging from the nineteenth Report of the Science and Art Department, the Grill Room's large tile panels, derived from designs including this one, were all installed by the end of 1871.

Descriptive line

E. J. Poynter, design for 1 of 4 tile panels of the seasons in V&A Grill Room: 'Winter'. About 1869-1871.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Nineteenth Report of the Science and Art Department. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1872, p. 388
Physick, John. The Victoria and Albert Museum: The History of Its Building. London: The Victoria & Albert Museum, 1982, pp. 139-141 and pls. XXVII-XXIX
Sheppard, F. H. W. (general ed.). Survey of London, vol. XXXVIII: The Museums Area of South Kensington and Westminster. London: Athlone Press, University of London, 1975, p. 111 and pl. 15


Watercolour; Pencil




History of the V&A


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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