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Textile design
  • Textile design
    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941
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Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    March 1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Courtaulds Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 140

Physical description

Squared design for textiles or wallpaper with interlaced hearts, crowns of roses and interlaced alpha and omega symbols.

Place of Origin

London (made)


March 1929 (made)


C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on reverse: 'Symbolism = laced hearts denote human affection / the crown is the symbol of self control / and so, given to kings as no one can / nobly control others, unless himself self controlled / this [interlaced alpha and omega symbols] means that love symbolised by / the rose is the beginning and end of all things' and 'repeat 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 prints' and signed and dated 'C.F.A. Voysey, Archt. Invt. et Delt. / 73 St James's Street, S.W.1. March 1929'


Height: 33.6 cm, Width: 31.9 cm

Descriptive line

C.F.A. Voysey. Design for a textile. British. March 1929

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

John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986


Watercolour; Pencil


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Interlaced hearts; Rose crown; Alpha and omega


Textiles; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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