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Design

Design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    15/11/1881 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, sepia and yellow wash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs William de Morgan

  • Museum number:

    E.1193-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case C, shelf 106

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

Semicircular dish design showing a snake and sunflowers. The design is pricked for transfer.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

15/11/1881 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, sepia and yellow wash

Marks and inscriptions

Nov.15.81
dated in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 449 mm, Width: 357 mm, Diameter: 355 mm design

Descriptive line

Dish design with snake and sunflowers, William de Morgan, 1881

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

Published in M. Greenwood, The Designs of William De Morgan (Shepton Beauchamp, 1989), p. 47

Subjects depicted

Sunflower; Snake

Categories

Designs; Ceramics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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