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Draft lecture on the subject of mosaics

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RI2/57

Title

Draft lecture on the subject of mosaics

Date

[1894?]

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 document of 18 pages

Previous reference codes

2078

Historical Background

It is possible that this lecture was intended for an audience at the Art Worker's Guild. There is a hint in RI2/58 that it might be the "Lecture on the history of mosaic" delivered "in this room" one year previously.

Content Description

Delivered to a knowledgeable audience, "in the presence of such a company". Admits his debt of gratitude to William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones in paving the way for renewed interest in the form. That the worst kind of mosaic is that which apes the style of oil painting. This commences an extended discourse on the proper usages of mosaics, with examples from history. Mentions a sample of mosaic lent by Mr. Powell [of the Whitefriars Glassworks].

Associated Material

RI2/58.