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Drawing - Study of a sow thistle
  • Study of a sow thistle
    Redgrave, Richard CB, RA, ARA, born 1804 - died 1888
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Study of a sow thistle

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Redgrave, Richard CB, RA, ARA, born 1804 - died 1888 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and inks

  • Credit Line:

    Given by A. Reid

  • Museum number:

    8452A

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD26

From about 1840 to 1900 there was great interest in deriving ornament from plants. These drawings by Redgrave, an influential teacher in the Government School of Design, show the thistle 'pictorially drawn as it grows' and 'displayed and flattened…the form of the buds, the open blossoms, the seed vessels and the leaves are examined as new motives for ornament'

Physical description

Drawing, study of a sow thistle, pen and inks.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Redgrave, Richard CB, RA, ARA, born 1804 - died 1888 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and inks

Dimensions

Length: 153 mm, Width: 102 mm

Object history note

Study of a sow thistle, pen and inks by Richard Redgrave, (1804-88). Reproduced in his Manual of Design, 1876.

From about 1840 to 1900 there was great interest in deriving ornament from plants. These drawings by Redgrave, an influential teacher in the Government School of Design, show the thistle 'pictorially drawn as it grows' and 'displayed and flattened…the form of the buds, the open blossoms, the seed vessels and the leaves are examined as new motives for ornament'.

Descriptive line

Drawing, study of a sow thistle, pen and inks, Richard Redgrave, England, about 1850

Labels and date

Two Studies of a Sow-Thistle
English, about 1850
Pen and ink, by Richard Redgrave (1804-88)
Reproduced in his 'Manual of Design', 1876

From about 1840 to 1900 there was great interest in deriving ornament from plants. These drawings by Redgrave, an influential teacher in the Government School of Design, show the thistle 'pictorially drawn as it grows' and 'displayed and flattened…the form of the buds, the open blossoms, the seed vessels and the leaves are examined as new motives for ornament' []
The full text of the label is as follows:

"TWO STUDIES OF A SOW-THISTLE
English, about 1850
Pen and ink, by Richard Redgrave, (1804-88).
Reproduced in this Manual of Design, 1876

From about 1840 to 1900 there was great interest in deriving ornament from plants. These drawings by Redgrave, an influential teacher in the Goverment School of Design, show the thistle 'pictorially drawn as it grows' and 'displayed and flattened...the form of the buds, the open blossoms, the seed vessels and the elaves are examined as a new motives for ornament'.
8452.A&B (Given by A Reid in 1897)" []

Subjects depicted

Thistles (plants); Flowers (plants)

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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