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Watercolour - Osler's Gallery, Oxford Street, London
  • Osler's Gallery, Oxford Street, London
    Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874
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Osler's Gallery, Oxford Street, London

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen, ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by P. A. G. Osler

  • Museum number:

    P.29-1976

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pen and watercolour depicting Osler's Gallery in Oxford Street, London, a long glass arcade full of opulent glassware, silverware and chandeliers.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Jones, Owen, born 1809 - died 1874 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen, ink and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 147.3 cm from catalogue, Width: 102 cm from catalogue, Height: 175 cm gilt frame, Width: 130 cm gilt frame, Depth: 9 cm gilt frame

Object history note

F & C Osler was one of the leading manufacturers of light fittings, candelabra and other luxury goods in glass. It's London showrooms were designed by Owen Jones, and built 1858-60. The firm, founded in 1807, was finally wound up in 1976.

Provenance: In the possession of the firm; given to the Museum by P A G Osler, Trustee of the company's assets.

Exhibitions: R.A. 1860 no. 691; 'Marble Halls', VAM 1973, no.56 illus.

Descriptive line

Pen and watercolour by Owen Jones depicting Osler's Gallery in Oxford Street, London. Great Britain, ca. 1858-1860.

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

M Darby and D van Zanten, Owen Jones; iron and glass designs of the 1850's in Architectura.

Materials

Pen and ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Silverware; Chandeliers; Showroom; Shops; Arcades; Glassware; Ceilings

Categories

Paintings; Interiors; Shopping

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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