Lustrous ceramics and beautiful, jewel-like canvases by William and Evelyn De Morgan are presented by the De Morgan Foundation in this breathtaking exhibition.
He was a potter who established his business on Cheyne Row and went on to be the premier ceramic designer of the Victorian arts and crafts movement. She was so much more than a Pre-Raphaelite artist, who painted feminist, pacifist, and spiritualist canvases disguised as beautiful aesthetic paintings, from her studio at 17a Edith Grove.
For the first time in a century, the De Morgan Foundation brings its collection of husband and wife artistic duo William and Evelyn De Morgan back home to Chelsea to celebrate its latest partnership with Cromwell Place. Loans include the beautiful Night and Sleep (1878) by Evelyn De Morgan, WIlliam De Morgan's charming Parrot Tile Panels (1888 - 1904), a leaflet celebrating the Blue Plaque on the De Morgans home at 127 Old Church Street, and an exhibition catalogue of Evelyn De Morgan's 1916 exhibition at her studio.
Pictured from left to right:
Eveyln De Morgan, The Soul's Prison House, 1880 - 1888
William De Morgan, Scarlet Macaw and Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot tile panel, 1888 - 1897
William De Morgan, Ferocious Creatures Vase, 1882 - 1888
About the Hosts
The De Morgan Foundation
- To care for the De Morgan Collection and provide public access to it
- To provide information about and interpretation of the Collection on many levels, and to promote the appreciation of art and education in art and allied subjects
- The Foundation offers the widest possible access to the Collection to the public via strategic partnerships with complementary organisations across the country, through a series of loans and temporary exhibitions.
The Foundation also runs educational programmes, activities, talks and events, to encourage exploration, understanding, appreciation of and insight into the Collection.