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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 orange wash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs William de Morgan

  • Museum number:

    E.1210-1917

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case C, shelf 105, box A

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 an antelope and a fruit tree with lizards climbing up it. The design is pricked.

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 orange wash

Dimensions

Height: 445 mm, Width: 383 mm, Diameter: 355 mm

Descriptive line

Dish design with antelope and fruit tree, 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.37

Subjects depicted

Antelope; Lizards

Categories

Designs; Ceramics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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