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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Tile Panel

ca. 1865 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Earthenware tile panel with painted decoration in enamels


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware with painted decoration in enamels
Brief Description
Tile panel of a Swiss or German standard bearer, made by François-Eugène Rousseau, Paris, ca. 1865
Physical Description
Earthenware tile panel with painted decoration in enamels
Gallery Label
'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900' Rousseau, a designer in his own right, also commissioned and produced a wide variety of ceramics and glass. He made his own glass, but little is known about his ceramic productions, some of which he sold through his shop in Rue Cocquillière, Paris. This tile panel, of a Swiss or German standard bearer of about 1500, is one of two in the museum, described in the registers as 'Transferred from Structure'. It seems possible that they may have been intended to decorate the old Ceramic Gallery, under construction in the 1860s.(1987-2006)
Object history
This tile panel, of a Swiss or German standard bearer of about 1500, is one of two in the museum, described in the registers as 'Transferred from Structure'. It seems possible that they may have been intended to decorate the old Ceramic Gallery, under construction in the 1860s.
Historical context
Rousseau, a designer in his own right, also commissioned and produced a wide variety of ceramics and glass. He made his own glass, but little is known about his ceramic productions, some of which he sold through his shop in Rue Cocquillière, Paris.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
1132-1868

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record createdApril 27, 2006
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