Charles Robert Ashbee:
Design for Dings Club Songbook, 1890s
Framed (ref: 1181)
Pen & ink, 5 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (14 x 13 cm.)
Tags: Charles Robert Ashbee design flowers illustration Last Romantics
Provenance: G.T.Friend.Framed in a limed oak shadow box with lap jointed inner slip
Original designs by Ashbee, one of the most important pioneers of the Arts and Crafts Movement, are rare. Relatively little is known about The Club
other than the fact that it was founded by Gore, a Bristol vicar, with whom Ashbee had a close relationship.