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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Brit Invasion Continued: Cow Parsley

[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.


Janet said...

There is something about Cow Parsley that is udderly (sorry) irresistable.

Unknown said...

Beautiful prints!!!
Don't know if you were at the Design Blogger Conference, but would've loved to have met you there.