Drawings of Chinese Ornament
Adapted / designed by Owen Jones (1809-74)
Gouache on paper
34.3 x 24.1 cm (approximate size of each sheet)
English (London), circa 1865-67
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
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of Chinese Ornament, 1867 comprises 47 designs that went on to be published; one working design on tissue, and three unpublished designs.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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London