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Furnishing fabric
  • Furnishing fabric
    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941
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Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1897 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
    Newman, Smith & Newman Ltd (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Carol Hoghen

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.88A-1957

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Charles Voysey was one of the most original and influential architects and designers of all forms of decorative art working at the end of the 19th century. In 1882 he set up his own architecture practice and from the late 1880s started to design repeating patterns for wallpaper, woven and printed textiles and carpets.

Voysey's most interesting designs date from this time and show the influence of William Morris's principles of pattern design and use of plant forms and animals as standard motifs. Voysey's textiles are dominated by flowing patterns incorporating birds, deer, hearts, flowers and trees in silhouette. He sold his work to manufacturers such as G. P. & J. Baker, Thomas Wardle and Alexander Morton, and many of his designs were sold through Liberty in London. Voysey's work was well known in continental Europe, and though popular with French Art Nouveau designers, his influence was felt more dramatically by the founders of the Modern movement.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of printed cotton of blue on a white ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1897 (designed)

Artist/maker

C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
Newman, Smith & Newman Ltd (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton

Dimensions

Length: 85 cm, Width: 55 cm, Width: 22 in, Length: 32 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric of printed cotton, designed by C. F. A. Voysey, made by Newman, Smith & Newman Ltd., Great Britain, ca. 1897

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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