Fountain Against a Grove of Trees (right hand of 2)

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Fountain Against a Grove of Trees (right hand of 2)

Object name: Decorative tile panel

William De Morgan (1839 - 1917)

Date: 1888-1897
700 x 760 mm
Medium: Hand painted earthenware tiles
Object number: CE007
DescriptionPolychrome tile panel in two sections, depicting a fountain set against dense trees and foliage. Consisting of fifty hand painted earthenware tiles, this panel is a duplicate of a series of twelve decorative panels which form part of a larger commission by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), completed by De Morgan between 1882 and 1900. Unfortuantely, the originals are now destroyed or lost but a small number of duplicates exist in public and private collections.

Donated to the South London Gallery in 1922 by Harold Charles Massop (1874-1941), a well known collector of De Morgan.

(Benjamin Angwin - September 2014)