Allegorical Figures

Allegorical Figures

Léon Victor Solon, 1872-1957

Manufacturer: Wardle & Co

Designed circa 1893

Printed tussah silk

286 x 168.75 cm (114 x 67 1/2 inches)

Solon worked at Minton & Co. as a ceramic designer from 1900-1909, following in the footsteps of his father Marc Louis Emanuel Solon who had been employed at the Sevres porcelain works, Paris. The younger Solon later travelled to the United States where he was responsible for the decoration of the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts, and published Polychromy, Architectural and Structural, New York, 1924. He is only known to have had one textile design of his produced.



Arts & Crafts Textiles in Britain. Exhibition Catalogue. The Fine Art Society in Association with Francesca Galloway, nd. No. 37.

Parry, Linda. The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection. British Textiles from 1850 to 1900. London 1993. Illustrated plate 56 (p. 43).

Studio Magazine. vol. 11, p. 95. Liberty's 1875-1975 Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition catalogue, 1975; page 45 catalogue D16.

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