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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:

    pencil with sepia and polychrome wash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs William de Morgan

  • Museum number:

    E.1343A-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case C, shelf 107

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

Four vase designs of various shapes, with snake, fish, antelope and Persian floral decoration.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pencil with sepia and polychrome wash

Marks and inscriptions

The red on this pot is not lustre but underglaze pink or crimson
x - there is a light band all around
x - just a pale tint of brown to separate flowers
inscribed in pencil next to right-hand vase

Dimensions

Height: 273 mm, Width: 375 mm

Descriptive line

Four vase designs, 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.75

Materials

Paper

Subjects depicted

Snakes; Antelope; Vases; Fish

Categories

Designs; Ceramics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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