Category: Drawings and sketches
Designs by John Moyr Smith for Minton. John Moyr Smith did design work for Minton in the 1870s and 1880s and perhaps later. These designs seem ecclesiastical in nature as they feature scenes from the life of Christ. SD 1705/MS1812, no folio number. Collections of the Minton Archive.
Plates from the portfolio of prints “Meister der Innen-Kunst: Haus eines Kunstfreundes” which has artwork by various people. Designed in 1901, it was published in Darmstadt, Germany in 1092. Part of a contest by Zeitschrift für Innendekoration
Designs for Minton porcelain, taken from SD 1705/MS1842 | Designs for tiles and slabs by Moyr Smith and others. Collections of the Minton Archives, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Athens, Greece as it used to be. In the eighteenth century, that is. Imagery from James Stuart and Nicholas Revett’s “Antiquities of Athens”. Coming out in three volumes in 1762, 1787 and 1794 it was printed in London by John Haberkorn.
A set of four prints from around 1855 depicting the ascent of Mont-Blanc up in the Alps with at least one mountaineer about to slip into the abyss. Made by George Baxter and based on the sketches of John MacGregor a brave mountaineer who reached the summit. Collections of Harvard University. via the publicdomainreview.org.
A selection of Roman sites done in gouache by Italian topographical artist Carlo Labruzzi who lived from 1748 to 1817. His drawings were very popular with those making the Grand Tour.
Please note that the auction house catalog lists the titles and I have done my best to identify which is which but I could be wrong. Thank you! Sarah.