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Design for a damask
  • Design for a damask
    Paton, Joseph Neil, born 1797 - died 1874
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Design for a damask

  • Place of origin:

    Scotland (made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paton, Joseph Neil, born 1797 - died 1874 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 10, box B

Physical description

Motif, probably intended for a damask cloth or for a bookplate, one of a group of over 725 designs.

Place of Origin

Scotland (made)


mid 19th century (made)


Paton, Joseph Neil, born 1797 - died 1874 (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

Joseph Neil Paton (1797-1874), the father of the painter Joseph Nöel Paton, was a Scottish textile designer specialising in damasks who sold many of his designs to the leading Scottish damask manufacturers. Many examples of the damask designs of "Joseph Paton" (presumably the father, although Joseph Nöel did also start out as a damask designer before becoming a fine artist) were shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Over 725 damask designs were purchased by the Museum in 1875 following Joseph Neil Paton's death.

Descriptive line

Joseph Neil Paton. Design, probably intended as a motif for a damask or for a book plate. Scottish, mid 19th century.
One of a group of over 725 designs, (356:1 to 371:2)






Textiles; Designs; Drawings; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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