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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D , Case C, Shelf 107

Drawing

late 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

William de Morgan (1839-1917) was an eminent designer and potter. He was associated with the Art and Crafts movements and worked closely with William Morris, which shaped his artistic ideals. De Morgan is perhaps best known for his prolific tile production that drew inspiration from Middle-Eastern motifs and Italian Renaissance patterns. Other inspirations included nature, the work of William Morris, medieval art, and 16th- and 17th-century engravings for Dutch tile designs. He was interested in both the technical and aesthetic aspect of ceramic decoration.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pencil with sepia and polychrome wash
Brief Description
Vase and bottle designs with fish and flowers, William De Morgan, late 19th century
Physical Description
Designs for a bottle and vase decorated with fish and net pattern, and a two-handled vase decorated with Persian flowers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 241mm (Note: taken from Greenwood (1989))
  • Width: 474mm (Note: taken from Greenwood (1989))
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
The other drawing next time (inscribed in pencil between the bottle and vase)
Credit line
Given by Mrs William de Morgan
Subjects depicted
Summary
William de Morgan (1839-1917) was an eminent designer and potter. He was associated with the Art and Crafts movements and worked closely with William Morris, which shaped his artistic ideals. De Morgan is perhaps best known for his prolific tile production that drew inspiration from Middle-Eastern motifs and Italian Renaissance patterns. Other inspirations included nature, the work of William Morris, medieval art, and 16th- and 17th-century engravings for Dutch tile designs. He was interested in both the technical and aesthetic aspect of ceramic decoration.
Bibliographic Reference
Published in M. Greenwood, The Designs of William De Morgan (Shepton Beauchamp, 1989), p.72
Collection
Accession Number
E.1344-1917

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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