Daphne and Apollo

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Acquired in 1978 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Grant, Duncan
attributions_note
bibliography
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 E852-1978 Fiche 6/B3'
collection_code
PDP
credit
date_end
1939-12-31
date_start
1930-01-01
date_text
ca. 1935 (made)
descriptive_line
Duncan Grant. Design for the figure of Daphne for the "Daphne and Apollo" textile, Britain, ca. 1935-6
dimensions
Height: 76.5 cm, Width: 56.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
The textile from this design was made by Allan Walton Textiles
id
25172
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:03:46.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:03:46.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
gouache, charcoal
materials_techniques
Charcoal and bodycolour
museum_number
E.852-1978
museum_number_token
e8521978
object_number
O25221
object_type
Textile design
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
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
place
Britain
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
daphne-and-apollo-textile-design-grant-duncan
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawing, watercolour drawing
title
Daphne and Apollo
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1939
year_start
1930