Friday, August 29, 2014
Metropolitan Museum of Art holds interesting Wedgwood source documents
THIS LINK will lead our readers to an interesting drawing by John Flaxman, a source document for a Wedgwood tile decoration. Click on the two links below the main display (object information) to see further information. This drawing was donated in 1961 to The Met. A shame that it wasn't donated to the Wedgwood Museum, as that would be the best place for source documents of Wedgwood designs to accumulate in this student's opinion, however, we all know donors can donate where they wish. Unfortunately the person who annotated the drawing was afflicted with that stubborn, seemingly incurable disease we call "can't-read-or-spell-itis" - 'Wedgwood' contains that dratted incorrect, annoying extra E! The RELATED OBJECTS tab will show the reader several more similar tiles after John Flaxman. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see the fireplace around which these tiles resided????