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London, United Kingdom

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Victoria and Albert Museum

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Date of Object:

1867 (printed)


Owen Jones (designer) (1809-1874)

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Material(s) / Technique(s):

Chromolithograph on paper


Height: 393 mm, Width: 266 mm




The English architect Owen Jones designed this menu card for a farewell banquet coinciding with the Paris International Exhibition – or Exposition Universelle – of 1867. International exhibitions played an important role in introducing imported styles of ornament. The design of this card echoes illuminated Persian manuscripts, which Jones included in his book Grammar of Ornament.
Apart from working as an architect, Jones also designed interiors, wallpapers and textiles. He created the interior for the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, which housed the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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MWNF Working Number: UK 156

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