Charles Newton, British Design at Home, p.106
The text concerning this design is as follows:
'Duncan Grant's style of designing was painterly: he was not too concerned with the precise working out of geometric or floral patterns, but believed in free and rather primitive expression of feelings as a spontaneous design with a broad expressive technique. His depiction of the myth of Daphne and Apollo probably derives its imagery from a seventeenth century painting in a very different style to his own, but he thought that he should restate an ancient theme in a modern way. Allan Walton Textiles produced a range of fabrics designed by painters in the hope of improving the general level of design, but they had little effect on mass market and taste.'
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986
The full text of the record is as follows:
'GRANT, Duncan James Corrowr (1885-1978)
Textile, printed. British. c.1932
"Daphne and Apollo"
pencil & body colour 76.3 x 55.3 cm
Design for a figure of 'Daphne', nude female figure, drawn with strong charcoal outline, shaded in pink, draped at the waist with a blue cloth, carrying yellow flowers in left hand. Background forms in grey and blue