Drawings of Chinese Ornament

  • Designer

    Adapted / designed by Owen Jones (1809-74)

  • Detail

    Gouache on paper

    34.3 x 24.1 cm (approximate size of each sheet)

    English (London), circa 1865-67

  • Provenance

    Sotheby’s, 19 June 1876, Catalogue of Original Drawings and Professional Sketches, lot 78 ‘Chinese Ornaments, Original Studies for Work’, bt Wild 15s; […]; Hanns R. Teichert, and by descent; acquired by the most recent owner around 2003

  • Notes

    This collection of original gouaches by Owen Jones for Drawings of Chinese Ornament, 1867 comprises 47 designs that went on to be published; one working design on tissue, and three unpublished designs.  The group was identified in 2017 by Olivia Horsfall-Turner, supported by Carol Flores and ourselves.

    The drawings are on watermarked  Whatman paper, some of which have the date 1865.

  • Collection

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London