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Textile design - Dark Helena
  • Dark Helena
    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941
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Dark Helena

  • Object:

    Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1898 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Courtaulds Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 28

Physical description

A textile design with a purple bird motif

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1898 (made)


C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated: C.F.A. Voysey
Architect 6 Carlton Hill June to October 1899

Descriptive line

C.F.A. Voysey. 'Dark Helena' textile design. English, August 1899

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

Eisenman, Stephen S., Design in the age of Darwin: from William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright, Evanston: Northwestern University, 2008
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986


Watercolour; Pencil


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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