[Directly above and below, Cow Parsley by Cole & Son.]
I thought it would be fun to contrast Cole & Son's ethereal take on cow parsley with another sneak peek from the upcoming post on soon-to-be-released V & A exhibition catalogues: Annette McClintock's midcentury interpretation for a Liberty furnishing fabric. The latter is included in archivist Anna Buruma's book V & A Pattern: Liberty.
[Annette McClintock's Cow Parsley for Liberty.]
[Stoneware studio pottery with with painted decoration in brown on an oatmeal-colored glaze via the V & A.]
And let's add English ceramicist Henry Hammond's 1959 cow parsley vase to the mix. His decoration has a softness similar to Cole & Son's wallpaper. To see a much earlier design for a printed textile with a pattern of thistles and cow parsley in the museum's collection, click here.