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Drawing - Dish design with deer, fruit tree and fish
  • Dish design with deer, fruit tree and fish
    William De Morgan, born 1839 - died 1917
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Dish design with deer, fruit tree and fish

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    16.11.1881 (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.1203-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case E, shelf 6, box AB

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 was interested in both the technical and aesthetic aspect of ceramic decoration. He 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.

Physical description

Circular dish design showing two deer, a fruit tree, a fish, and flowers. The design is pricked.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

16.11.1881 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, sepia and yellow wash

Marks and inscriptions

Nov. 16. 81

Dimensions

Height: 416 mm sheet, Width: 430 mm sheet, Diameter: 34.3 cm of design

Descriptive line

Dish design with deer, fruit tree and fish, 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.37
Remi Labrusse, Islamophilie. L'Europe moderne et les arts de l'Islam. Le catalogue de l'exhibition Le genie de l'Orient Lyon: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, 2011. ISBN: 978-2-7572-0438-2.

Subjects depicted

Deer; Fish; Fruit; Dishes

Categories

Designs; Ceramics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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