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Design for a Damask

mid 19th century (made)
Place Of Origin

Design for a damask cloth, one of a group of over 725 designs.

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Materials and Techniques
drawing on grey paper
Brief Description
Joseph Neil Paton. Design for a damask. Scottish, mid 19th century.

One of a group of over 725 designs, (356:1 to 371:2)
Physical Description
Design for a damask cloth, one of a group of over 725 designs.
Object history
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.
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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