Designer / Maker
Designed by C.F.A. Voysey (1857-1941)
Manufactured by Alexander Morton& Co. (1844-1923)
Hand-knotted on woollen warp
393.7 x 157.5 cm
Irish (Donegal), 1901-08
Ryan Brant, New York, until 2009 ; English private collection, 2010-18
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
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’.