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Painted Roundel

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (painted)

  • Date:

    1870-71 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Forster (artist)
    Archer (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Museum number:

    P.65-1937

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 99

Physical description

Decorative circular oil painting from a set of 36 roundels, originally exhibited in the V&A between 1871 and 1913. The roundels were positioned in the spandrels of the arches in Rooms 101 to 106. Each roundel depicts a single cupid or nude boy, with varying accessories, set against a crimson background. A nude boy running towards the spectator's left holds a fluttering green scarf and a wreath of red and pink roses.

Place of Origin

Britain (painted)

Date

1870-71 (painted)

Artist/maker

Forster (artist)
Archer (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.375 in Average size

Descriptive line

Decorative circular oil painting depicting a nude youth with a wreath of roses, from a set of 36 roundels once exhibited on the west wall of Rooms 101-103 and the east wall of Rooms 104-106, painted by Forster and Archer. Great Britain, 1870-71.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.

Materials

Canvas; Oil

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Roses; Nude; Roundel; Wreath; Decoration; Renaissance

Categories

Paintings; History of the V&A; Architectural fittings; Tiles; National Art Training School

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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