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On display on Level 1

Charles VOYSEY

Hessle, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain 1857 – Winchester, England, United Kingdom 1941


commenced 1892 /0

manufacturer (organisation)

Panel of six tiles c.1900
Collection Title: A panel of six tiles
Place made: England
Materials & Technique: ceramics, tiles, glazed earthenware

Primary Insc: some marks printed on reverse L.C. of each
Dimensions: overall 46.2 h x 30.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 90.1262.1-6

The architect Charles Voysey set up his practice in London in 1882, becoming influential for his modern interpretations of English vernacular cottage architecture. In a number of large projects, he designed all aspects of the building’s interior, developing pattern designs for wallpapers, textiles, carpets, metalwork and ceramics. This set of tiles, designed as a decorative interior element, shows his simple approach to decoration, with fluid cursive lines of plants in light relief to emphasise the intensity of its glaze.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design