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Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
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Duncan Grant (1885-1978)

Carpet design

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Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
Carpet design
oil, gouache and collage on paper
19¼ x 29¼ in. (48.8 x 74.3 cm.)
Executed circa 1930-34.
Provenance
with Anthony d'Offay, London, where purchased by the present owner in 1981.
Exhibited
Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, Duncan Grant designer, February 1980, no. 61: this exhibition toured to Brighton Museum, March - April 1980. New York, Katonah Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Collection, August - October 1987, no. 12.
Johannesburg, Art Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Corporate Collection, November 1992 - February 1993, no. 17.
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Grant executed numerous rug designs, including one for the Ideal Home Exhibition in 1913 and one for the dining room of Lady Gerald Wellesley at Penns-in-the-Rocks. The artist quite often used cut paper to organise the colour and shape disposition once a general design had been established. The lily motifs appear in other projects for decorative work including panels for H.M.S. Queen Mary and a Walton textile of 1936.
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