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Design - Sketches for small tile panels
  • Sketches for small tile panels
    Poynter, Edward John
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Sketches for small tile panels

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Poynter, Edward John (Sir), born 1836 - died 1919 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chalk on paper.

  • Museum number:

    E.5279-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 201, box D

Physical description

Chalk sketches for small tile panels.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1867 (made)

Artist/maker

Poynter, Edward John (Sir), born 1836 - died 1919 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Chalk on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

Each stamped E J P (monogr.).
Inscription from: Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Dimensions

Height: 9 1/2 in, Width: 5 1/4 in, Height: 23.7 cm, Width: 12.6 cm

Object history note

Poynter was invited to tender for the decoration of the V&A Grill Room in November 1865. Judging from the seventeenth Report of the Science and Art Department, the Grill Room's dado tiles, derived from designs including this one, were all installed by the end of 1869 at the latest. The dating of this design to 1871 at the time of acquisition, collectively with object numbers E.5272-1919 to E.5284-1919, is therefore inaccurate (see 1919 V&A Accession Register). This particular design may be the one referred to by Poynter in a letter dated 22nd May 1867: 'I enclose a sketch showing how I propose treating the tiles to be placed [...] round the lower part of the Refreshment Room, the upper row of circular panels will contain figure subjects, + the lower row landscapes all of which will be different + which I [should] have to paint myself[,] the square panels will cont[ain] flower subjects - three [designs] to be repeated throughout'.

Descriptive line

E. J. Poynter, design for dado tiles in V&A Grill Room: arrangement scheme. 1867, possibly.

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

PRO, Ed. 84/67, 22 May 1867
Seventeenth Report of the Science and Art Department. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1870, p. 455
Physick, John. The Victoria and Albert Museum: The History of Its Building. London: The Victoria & Albert Museum, 1982, pp. 139-141 and pls. XXVII-XXIX
Sheppard, F. H. W. (general ed.). Survey of London, vol. XXXVIII: The Museums Area of South Kensington and Westminster. London: Athlone Press, University of London, 1975, p. 111 and pl. 15
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Chalk; Paper; Pencil; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Tile

Categories

History of the V&A; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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