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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1911 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kersey, Kathleen Mrs Allington, born 1889 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, mounted on thick card

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 49

Physical description

A design for a woven tapestry depicting monkeys and squirrels, blackberries and forget-me-nots in an elaborate pattern of foliage. The pattern is coloured in blues, pinks, oranges, and purple on a black ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1911 (made)


Kersey, Kathleen Mrs Allington, born 1889 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, mounted on thick card

Marks and inscriptions



'Design for a woven tapestry hanging'
Inscribed in Indian ink on the back

Lettered in ink with the designer's name and age on an examination label pasted on


Height: 82 cm, Width: 56.9 cm

Object history note

This work was entered by the designer as a student work for the National Art Competition in 1911.

Descriptive line

Design by Kathleen Kersey, for a woven tapestry hanging, pencil, watercolour and bodycolour mounted on thick card, Great Britain, 1911

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1993


Paper; Card; Pencil; Watercolour; Bodycolour


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Forget-me-nots; Monkeys; Blackberries; Squirrels; Foliage


Designs; Drawings; Animals and Wildlife; Textiles; Tapestry


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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