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Book, Floriated Ornament: A Series of Thirty-One Designs

This is a Book. It is dated 1849. Its medium is lithograph on paper with hand-colored plates. It is a part of the department.

A. W. N. Pugin was a key figure of British design reform and a vocal admirer of the medieval gothic style. Floriated Ornament, a collection of original designs for stenciling, was intended to demonstrate the beauty achievable through the gothic approach of stylizing botanical forms based on direct observation. The Government School of Design, where Dresser was a student, advanced the teachings of Pugin’s Floriated Ornament.

It is credited Gift of Leopold Eidlitz, Smithsonian Libraries, NK1565 .P8X 1849.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Plate (France)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.
  • 1931-40-37
  • Waste Not Want Not Plate
  • Diam: 33.1 cm.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund in memory....
  • 1993-7-1

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33.3 × 55 cm (13 1/8 × 21 5/8 in.)

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