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Furnishing fabric - Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice in Wonderland
    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941
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Alice in Wonderland

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
    Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller-printed cotton chintz

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. W. F. Morton, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.856-1967

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd., Carlisle, was formed in 1914 with James Morton (1867-1943) as Governing Director. It took over nearly all the manufactories, save for lace and carpet production, of Alexander Morton & Co. It produced well-designed, reliable fabrics at reasonable cost.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of roller-printed cotton chintz. Depicting characters from the 'Alice in Wonderland' novel. Attached to the fabric are six small samples showing alternative colourways.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1920 (made)

Artist/maker

C. F. A. Voysey, born 1857 - died 1941 (designer)
Morton Sundour Fabrics Ltd. (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Roller-printed cotton chintz

Dimensions

Length: 135.5 cm, Width: 93.5 cm, Height: 147 cm frame, Width: 105 cm frame, Depth: 5 cm frame, Length: 53 in, Width: 37 in

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Alice in Wonderland' of roller-printed cotton chintz, designed by C. F. A. Voysey for Morton Sundour Fabric Ltd., Great Britain, ca. 1920

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

Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.

Materials

Chintz; Cotton

Techniques

Roller-printing

Subjects depicted

Cat; Walrus; Stylized flowers; Playing cards; Griffin; Trees; Queens; Rabbit; Lions

Categories

Textiles; Children & Childhood; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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