Untitled (Leaf designs)

Vivian Smith, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in London, England, Great Britain in Jun 1908.
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About the Work
Most likely these designs by Vivian Smith are based on motifs from wallpapers by Jeffrye & So. or Essex and Co. both firms which ran London showrooms. These designs are in the so-called 'Aesthetic' taste, popular from the 1870's, and are similar to the work of E.W. Godwin, one of the main exponents of this style, or a follower.
- Linda Parry, Research Assistant, Department of Textiles and Dress, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1983
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Support: 380 x 279mm
watercolour and pencil on paper
Painting of three stylised plant motifs.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983



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