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Textile design

Textile design for a painted pattern for the Church of St Dunstan

Textile design for a painted pattern for the Church of St Dunstan, Frinsted, Kent, c.1878
Ink and wash
Designer and artist: George Gilbert Scott, Jr (1839-97)
© RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection


In the late 1860s Bodley began to imitate the medieval technique of painting the walls of churches with patterns imitating luxury textiles. The architect George Gilbert Scott, Jr, a close friend who shared this interest, sent Bodley this full-scale design for such a pattern.

 
 
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