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Design for Roundel

1910-12 (made)
Place of origin

Design for Roundel

Object details

Object type
  • Design for Roundel (generic title)
  • In Splendour of Fire (assigned by artist)
  • In Speed of Lightening (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Pencil and watercolour
Brief description
Archibald Knox. Design for Roundel.
Physical description
Design for Roundel
  • Height: 215mm
  • Width: 150mm
Marks and inscriptions
  • In Splendour of Fire
  • In Speed of Lightening
Credit line
Given by Mrs Denise Wren
Object history
This is one of a group of 134 drawings acquired by the donor at the end of the summer term of 1912 at Kingston Art School, where Archibald Knox was a teacher. She retrieved them from Knox's wastepaper basket and donated them to the V&A in 1969. The designs were probably unaccepted submissions to Liberty's department store. That same year, Knox abruptly broke off contact with the art schools and Liberty's and returned to the Isle of Man.
Associated objects
Bibliographic reference
Robert Knifton and Fran Lloyd, Kingston School of Art : 140 years : 1875-2015, Kingston : [Kingston University?], 2015. ISBN: 9781907684289.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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