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Furnishing fabric - Daphne and Apollo
  • Daphne and Apollo
    Grant, Duncan, born 1885 - died 1978
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Daphne and Apollo

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1932-1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grant, Duncan, born 1885 - died 1978 (designer)
    Allan Walton Textiles (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen printed cotton and rayon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Duncan Grant was a founder member of the Omega Workshops, designing textiles and pottery from 1913 until 1919, when the Workshops closed.

Allan Walton commissioned textile designs from a range of well-known artists during the 1930s. By using the technique of screen printing, the company were able to increase the variety of pattern sizes and colour palettes.

In Greek mythology, Apollo and Daphne were struck by arrows from Cupid, which caused Apollo to fall in love with her and for Daphne to be repelled by him. The diagonal pattern is repeated and depicts Daphne scattering flowers to Apollo below, as he pursues her.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of screen printed cotton and rayon depicting a scene from the Greek myth 'Daphne and Apollo'.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1932-1933 (made)


Grant, Duncan, born 1885 - died 1978 (designer)
Allan Walton Textiles (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Screen printed cotton and rayon


Length: 146 cm, Width: 59.7 cm

Object history note

Part of a set T.340:1 to 3-1998.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Daphne and Apollo' of screen printed cotton and rayon, designed by Duncan Grant, made by Allan Walton Textiles, England, 1932-1933


Cotton; Rayon



Subjects depicted

Arrows; Flowers


Textiles; Interiors; Scotland

Production Type

Mass produced


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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