Painted by Charles Passenger in a ruby lustre and grey on a cream ground with an antelope standing behind a fruit tree with two lizards climbing up the trunk.
The reverse is painted with concentric circles of ruby lustre.
The Fulham period (1888-98) was the period in De Morgan’s career in which the greatest variety of works was produced.
The original drawing for this painting is in the Victoria and Albert Museum , accession no. E1210-1917 and is part of the collection of drawings given to the V&A by William de Morgan’s widow after his death in 1917.
Condition – chip at ‘7 o’clock’, glaze flake on the reverse and small chip to footrim.
Literature – For an illustration of the drawing see : The Designs of William de Morgan, Martin Greenwood, published by Richard Dennis 2007, p.37
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