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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William De Morgan, born 1839 - died 1917 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    sepia wash on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs William de Morgan

  • Museum number:

    E.1400-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case C, shelf 108

William de Morgan (1839-1917) was an eminent designer and potter. He was associated with the Art and Crafts movements and worked closely with William Morris, which shaped his artistic ideals. De Morgan is perhaps best known for his prolific tile production that drew inspiration from Middle-Eastern motifs and Italian Renaissance patterns. Other inspirations included nature, the work of William Morris, medieval art, and 16th- and 17th-century engravings for Dutch tile designs. He was interested in both the technical and aesthetic aspect of ceramic decoration.

Physical description

Sheet of designs for ceramic decoration: a 'Persian'-style tulip and a confrontation between two creatures (resembling a dragon and sphinx). On the reverse is a squirrel and bird fragment.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

William De Morgan, born 1839 - died 1917 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

sepia wash on paper

Dimensions

Height: 330 mm, Width: 435 mm

Descriptive line

Motifs of grotesque creatures for ceramic decoration, William De Morgan, late 19th century

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

Published in M. Greenwood, The Designs of William De Morgan (Shepton Beauchamp, 1989), p.91

Materials

Paper

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Tulips

Categories

Designs; Ceramics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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