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Design - Design for 'Summer' tile panel in V&A Grill Room
  • Design for 'Summer' tile panel in V&A Grill Room
    Poynter, Edward John
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Design for 'Summer' tile panel in V&A Grill Room

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1869-71 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink drawing on paper.

  • Museum number:

    E.5277-1919

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Pencil, pen and ink drawing on paper. Sketch for a tile panel depicting Summer: women festooning pavilion with statue.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1869-71 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink drawing on paper.

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped with monogr. E J P.
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: 3 3/4 in, Width: 2 1/2 in

Object history note

Poynter was invited to tender for the decoration of the V&A Grill Room in November 1865. Judging from the nineteenth Report of the Science and Art Department, the Grill Room's large tile panels, derived from designs including this one, were all installed by the end of 1871. At the time of acquisition, object numbers E.5272-1919 to E.5284-1919, which includes this design, were collectively dated to 1871 (see 1919 V&A Accession Register). However, this dating is not necessarily always accurate. For Poynter’s highly finished, coloured design for ‘Summer’, apparently derived from the present study, see Museum object number 7917:2.

Descriptive line

E. J. Poynter, design for 'Summer' tile panel in V&A Grill Room: women festooning pavilion with statue. About 1869-1871.

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

Nineteenth Report of the Science and Art Department. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1872, p. 388
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

Pencil; Pen; Ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Summer; Tile panel

Categories

History of the V&A; Drawings; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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