Christopher Dresser (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
James W. and C. Ward Textile
Wool and silk
L. 24 3/4 x W. 23 1/4 inches (62.9 x 59.1 cm)
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1995
Not on view
Christopher Dresser was one of the most innovative and influential English textile designers of the nineteenth century, but only a small number of textiles woven from his designs have been identified. This piece is of interest because the date of the design can be firmly documented as a variant color way of the same pattern was registered at the London Public Record Office on April 18, 1873.
[ Leah Roland , Leonia, New Jersey, until 1995; sold to MMA ]