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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1910-12 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Archibald Knox, born 1864 - died 1933 (maker)
    Liberty & Co. Ltd. (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Denise Wren

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 58, box A

Place of Origin

London (made)


1910-12 (made)


Archibald Knox, born 1864 - died 1933 (maker)
Liberty & Co. Ltd. (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

Archibald Knox. Unused design for Liberty & Co. British, 1910-12.






Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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