Drawings of Chinese Ornament
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
Olivia Horsfall Turner, ‘A set of original drawings by Owen Jones have returned to the museum that inspired them, Apollo (online), 6 June 2018 [see link below]
Olivia Horsfall Turner, ‘Owen Jones and Chinese Ornament’, The Victorian 59 (November 2018), pp. 12-13
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of Chinese Ornament, 1867 comprises 47 designs that went on to be published; one working design on tissue, and three unpublished designs.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.
The drawings are on watermarked Whatman paper, some of which have the date 1865.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London