An iconic department store established in 1875 on Regent’s St, London, by Arthur Lasenby Liberty. It remains true to its original ethos of celebrating the best of craftsmanship from the Occident to the Orient and beyond, in fashion and home furnishings. Notably famous for popularising William Morris’ textile and print designs, based on the shapes and forms of the natural world, and influenced by Arthur Lasenby Liberty’s love of the more geometric Islamic and flowing ottoman forms of decoration.
Strawberry Thief original document T.586-1919
- Gallery location: British Galleries, Room 125, Edwin and Susan Davies Gallery, case WS
Strawberry Thief in tana lawn
I always think of the similarities with the the ground detail in some Italian frescos – and especially of Fra Angelico’s Annunciation in the Museum San Marco, Florence.