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William De Morgan (1839-1917)

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William De Morgan (1839-1917)

Perseus and Andromeda

Details
William De Morgan (1839-1917) Perseus and Andromeda pencil and red chalk 11½ x 11¼ in. (29.3 x 28.7 cm.)
Provenance
Mrs P.M. Burt, a descendant of the artist.
with Christopher Wood, London, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1977.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis

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William De Morgan was both a painter in the Pre-Raphaelite manner and a designer of stained glass, pottery, tiles and ceramics, renowned for his work for Morris and Co..

Andromeda was sentenced by Poseidon to be sacrificed to a sea monster. Perseus used the head of Medusa to turn the monster to stone, and cut Andromeda free from the rock to which she had been chained.

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