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

  • Object:

    Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    October 1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Courtaulds Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 28

Physical description

Design for a textile entitled 'Vine and Bird', watercolour and pencil. Four orange doves or pigeons perching on the branches of a vine with three blue grapes and grey-green leaves, one of which has a deep blue ground.

Place of Origin

England (made)


October 1899 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Octr.1899 / No.10 / 'Vine & Bird' / For Arras Cloth / and with designer's name and address


Height: 46.5 cm size of sheet, Width: 37.7 cm size of sheet, Height: 34 cm size of image, Width: 34 cm size of image

Descriptive line

C.F.A. Voysey. 'Vine & Bird' textile design. Orange birds on vines in check format. English, October 1899

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

Eisenman, Stephen S., Design in the age of Darwin: from William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright, Evanston: Northwestern University, 2008
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

Birds; Doves; Vines


Textiles; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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