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Ariadne

  • Object:

    Tile

  • Place of origin:

    London (painted)
    The Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1864 - ca.1870 (designed)
    1868 - ca.1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
    Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
    Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-painted in various colours (the figure) and blue (Scroll) on tin-glazed earthenware Dutch blanks.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Crown Estate Commissioners

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.531-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 144, The Headley Trust Gallery, case EXP

From a series of tiles based on Chaucer's Legend of Goode Wimmen.This panel is one of two acquired by the Museum from 1 Palace Green, the London house of George Howard, the Earl of Carlisle. As tiles, Chaucer's Legend of Goode Wimmen first appeared on a fireplace in Sandroyd, the house designed by Philip Webb for the painter J.R. Spencer Stanhope in 1860 and furnished thereafter. The skilfully decoarted framing Scroll-pattern tiles with special border painted for the Palace Green commission are the only know examples painted at Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. All other examples of the pattern, and many variations, are Dutch-made.

Physical description

3 tiles painted with a female figure holding a ball of thread, and 10 border tiles painted with a foliate design.

Place of Origin

London (painted)
The Netherlands (made)

Date

1864 - ca.1870 (designed)
1868 - ca.1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (Sir), born 1833 - died 1898 (designer)
Morris, William, born 1834 - died 1896 (designer)
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

hand-painted in various colours (the figure) and blue (Scroll) on tin-glazed earthenware Dutch blanks.

Object history note

From 1 Palace Green, London (1st floor front room fire-place) Decorated for the Earl of Carlisle.

Descriptive line

Tile panel, 'Ariadne', designed by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris for Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, 1864-1870s, from 1 Palace Gardens.

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

Parry, Linda (ed.), William Morris(London: Philip Wilson Publishers in Association with the V&A, 1996), p.186.
Myers, Richard and Hilary, William Morris Tiles:The Tile Designs of Morris and his Fellow-Workers, (Shepton Beauchamp: Richard Dennis, 1996)., pp.78-79. ill. p.91.

Production Note

Figure designed by Edward Burne-Jones in 1864 and border tiles by Morris in Ca.1870. Painted on Dutch blanks.

Materials

Earthenware

Categories

Ceramics; Art Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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