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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 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and polychrome wash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs William De Morgan

  • Museum number:

    E.1127-1917

  • 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

Semi-circular dish design in three sections, decorated with Persian-style foliage, a snake and lion.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and polychrome wash

Marks and inscriptions

These dots used in paste tinted
in pencil, referring to spots on snake

Fulham
inscribed on reverse

Dimensions

Diameter: 419 mm design

Descriptive line

Dish design in three sections with Persian foliage, snake and lion, 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.60

Subjects depicted

Snakes; Lions

Categories

Designs; Ceramics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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