'Donemana' carpet

Ref: 2048
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941)

    Manufactured by Alexander Morton (1844-1923) & Co

  • Detail

    Hand-knotted on woollen warp

    393.7 x 157.5 cm

    Irish (Donegal), 1901-08

  • Provenance

    Ryan Brant, New York, until 2009 ; English private collection, 2010-18

  • Literature

    Linda Parry, et al. Arts and Crafts Rugs for Craftsman Interiors: The Crab Tree farm Collection, 2010, cat. no. 20 (for an identical carpet), and p. 60 f0r a discussion by Linda Parry of Donemana carpets

  • Notes

    Voysey’s design was adapted by Gavin Morton, who according to Linda Parry was responsible for the design of the matching border.  The carpets were retailed though Liberty & Co.

    When these carpets were exhibited by Liberty at the Grafton Gallery in 1903, the catalogue  described the pattern as: ‘a pleasing rendering of tulips and half blown roses’.