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The Salon

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Morocco (Drawn)

  • Date:

    2008 (drawn)
    2009 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mynott, Lawrence (Mr), born 1954 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    blue ballpoint pen, paper, drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Commissioned by the V&A in 2008

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 44

Physical description

A decorative vignette drawn in blue ballpoint pen on thin white copy paper. ‘The Salon’ is written in hand-lettering on a tasselled banner with bows in each corner, above which hangs a chandelier fitted with candles. Various illustrations surround the lettering in a wreath like formation. Small banners with the names of various retailers and brands written on them are interspersed throughout the design. The top of the design consists of two cherubs holding up a banner with Stephen Jones written on it, surmounted by a top hat with a band of flowers around the brim. On each side of the hat are three ostrich feathers tied with a bow. At the bottom of the design is an arrangement of hat boxes, along with a laptop, an ornate hand mirror and a market stall selling hats. On either side of the arrangement are three ostrich feathers tied with a bow.

Place of Origin

Morocco (Drawn)


2008 (drawn)
2009 (published)


Mynott, Lawrence (Mr), born 1954 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

blue ballpoint pen, paper, drawing


Height: 297 mm, Width: 210 mm

Object history note

This is one a series of designs that were produced by Lawrence Mynott in 2008, to illustrate the V&A publication ‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’. The book accompanied an exhibition of the same name, which was on display at the V&A from 24 February - 31 May 2009.

Descriptive line

Design by Lawrence Mynott: "The Salon", a decorative vignette used on page 76 of 'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones' by Oriole Cullen, published by the V&A in 2009. Blue ballpoint pen on paper, 2008


Ballpoint pen; Paper



Subjects depicted

Laptop; Ostrich; Cherub; Market; Hand mirror; Chandelier; Top hat; Banner; Flowers; Bow


Illustration; Books; Hats & headwear; Fashion; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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