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Screen Panel

1896 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865–1945) was one of the most highly regarded and original architects of the years around 1900. He also designed furniture and textiles, and was very influential abroad. His work at Darmstadt, Germany for the Duke of Hesse, performed around 1900, is one of the major architectural and design projects of the period. He used embroidery, particularly appliqué, to decorate the textiles in his interiors.

The three panels of this screen, each with a pair of birds sitting in a stylised tree, were designed by Baillie Scott and embroidered by his wife, with silks in stem and satin stitches. Each tree has a stem of plaited silver braid, and a gold cord edges the appliqué. It was exhibited in the Arts & Crafts exhibition of 1896.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Screen Panel
  • Screen Panel
  • Screen Panel
Materials and techniques
Embroidered cotton and hemp with silks, silk and linen appliqué, silver braid
Brief description
Three panels for a screen of embroidered cotton and hemp with silks, designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, embroidered by Mrs Florence Baillie Scott, Great Britain, 1896
Physical description
Three panels for a screen of embroidered cotton and hemp with silks in stem and satin stitches, and silk appliqué. On a turquoise ground with a design of a stylised tree with birds in the branches in dark and light blue linen appliqué. The stem is of plaited silver braid, and a gold cord edges the appliqué.
Dimensions
  • Height: 158cm
  • Width: 68cm
  • Width: 2080mm (Note: Total width of the screen, consisting of three panels )
Production typeUnique
Gallery label
International Arts & Crafts Embroidery and textiles were an important element of the interiors designed by Baillie Scott. To break up spaces, he used curtains and screens decorated with embroidery, favouring appliquéd motifs such as plants, flowers and birds.(17/03/2005)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Lister Wallis
Production
Reason For Production: Exhibition
Subjects depicted
Summary
Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865–1945) was one of the most highly regarded and original architects of the years around 1900. He also designed furniture and textiles, and was very influential abroad. His work at Darmstadt, Germany for the Duke of Hesse, performed around 1900, is one of the major architectural and design projects of the period. He used embroidery, particularly appliqué, to decorate the textiles in his interiors.



The three panels of this screen, each with a pair of birds sitting in a stylised tree, were designed by Baillie Scott and embroidered by his wife, with silks in stem and satin stitches. Each tree has a stem of plaited silver braid, and a gold cord edges the appliqué. It was exhibited in the Arts & Crafts exhibition of 1896.
Bibliographic reference
Livingstone, Karen & Parry, Linda (eds.), International Arts and Crafts, London : V&A Publications, 2005
Collection
Accession number
T.127 to B-1953

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Record createdJanuary 27, 2005
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