Avon

CECIL COLLINS RA (1908-1989) Biography
EDINBURGH WEAVERS (founded 1928) Biography

Avon (England, 1959)

Screen printed cotton and rayon satin

Dimensions

119.00cm high
50.00cm wide
(46.85 inches high)
(19.69 inches wide)
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Provenance

- Jon and Kate Catleugh (Jon Catleugh was head of Interior Design for the Department of Environment (Supplies Division) with responsibility for all the Diplomatic Estate and prestige Government properties in Britain); to 2003
- The Fine Art Society, 2003; to:
- Peter & Renate Nahum

Literature

Nomi Rowe, In Celebration of Cecil Collins; Visionary Artist and Educator, London 2008, illustrated page 35

Exhibition History

London, The Fine Art Society, Artists' Textiles in Britain, 2003 (ex-catalogue)

Description / Expertise

Avon, produced by Edinburgh Weavers, is a fabric which was commissioned by the Ministry of Works for the new Conference Hall at the British Embassy in Washington D.C., USA in 1959. The Avon fabric is a mix of rayon and cotton, and depicts eight Shakespearean characters. It would seem that this large piece of fabric is unique. Tate has held small samples of the fabric since the British Embassy in Washington was refurbished.