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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1994 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bell, Cressida (designer)
    Christopher Farr (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Christopher Farr

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 148

Physical description

Design for a rug consisting of concentric circles. The central circle motif is white with smaller light blue circles on a dark blue background, surrounded by a small border with black diamonds on a orange background, surrounded by a larger border featuring orange and blue wheel-shaped motifs with red circles on a green background. The final surrounding border consists of blue and black stripes, red line and orange. Colour scale is shown on the top left corner of page. Designer's signature is on bottom left corner of the design.

Place of Origin

Britain (designed)


ca. 1994 (designed)


Bell, Cressida (designer)
Christopher Farr (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Written in ink in top left corner: ' one-fifth scale', 'Size 2.50 x 1.50 approx.' 'Cressida Bell "1"'


Length: 49.8 cm, Width: 41.1 cm

Descriptive line

Design for a rug 'Wheels' by Cressida Bell, pen and ink and watercolour, Britain, ca. 1994


Water-colour paper; Water-colour; Pen and ink; Pencil

Subjects depicted



Designs; Floor coverings; Textiles; Interiors


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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