Allegorical Figures

Designer: Léon Victor Solon

Manufacturer: Wardle & Co.

c. 1885

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.