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Design

Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and sepia wash on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs William De Morgan

  • Museum number:

    E.1282-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case C, shelf 106, box B

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

Section of a border design for a circular dish, decorated with three cherub musicians on a background of leaves. The design is pricked for transfer.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

pencil and sepia wash on paper

Dimensions

Height: 83 mm design

Descriptive line

Border design for a dish, 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.63

Subjects depicted

Cherubs; Instruments

Categories

Designs; Ceramics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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