Large design sketches

Scope and Content

Three full-sized painted rug and carpet designs. Two are very similar, can be dated to the mid-nineteenth century, and are backed with linen. They both bear the stamp of Victor Gueritte: 'V. Gueritte àParis, Dessins Industriel', a Frenchman who was Head Designer for Templeton circa 1860 (see UGD265/2/34/15 page 62). The other is painted onto a textured paper and can be dated to the early twentieth century.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The larger, earlier sketches that have been backed with linen, are in a poor condition, the paint is badly cracked and the items are very grubby.