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Silver, Arthur,
Rottmann-Silver, 1884

A sketch of symmetrical overlapping peacock feathers with the central, large feather coloured in gold green and blue, and the eye part in mauve, orange, green and blue. This is a preparatory drawing for a wallcovering, produced on grass paper by Arthur Silver for Rottmann-Silver in 1884.

Object Number

SD9230

Pencil and gouache on copy paper.


height: 530mm
width: 545mm

Further Reading

Hendon, Zoe. Japantastic: Japanese-Inspired Patterns for the British Home, 1880-1930. Blurb.com, 2010.

The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture blog
http://www.modamuseum.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/moda-features-in-cult-of-beauty.html

The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture blog
http://www.modamuseum.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/im-always-impressed-and-amazed-by.html

Art for Art's Sake: the Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

Calloway, Stephen & Federle Orr, Lynne. The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 2011.

Katagami Style , Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.,2012

Katagami Style [English language], Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.;

Hendon, Zoe. The Silver Studio and the Art of Japan, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, 2013

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