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Name of Object:

Print

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Holding Institution:

Victoria and Albert Museum

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Date of Object:

1867 (printed)

Author:

Owen Jones (designer) (1809-1874)

Inventory Number:

27195A

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Chromolithograph on paper

Dimensions:

Height: 393 mm, Width: 266 mm

Provenance:

France

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

Victoria and Albert Museum  "Print" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;uk;156;en;N

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Victoria and Albert Museum

MWNF Working Number: UK 156

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