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Jean Bardon

Pattern, in particular blue and white pattern has often proved inspirational to me. Therefore, I was delighted to discover, among the many treasures of the National Museum at Collin's Barracks a collection of mid 18th century Irish Delftware, most of it emanating from the establishment of Henry Delamain, which operated in Dublin between 1752 and 1760. Most of this collection is comprised of platters, often octagonal in shape, and tureens.

I have borrowed some of the Chinoiserie patterns, fashionable at the time, and applied them to
the jars in my prints. The decorative borders and use of gold leaf refer back to the great
tradition of Illuminated Manuscripts which Irish monks were noted for, produced mainly
between 650 and 1100.

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Illumination I,
etching with gold leaf,
49 cm x 73.5 cm,
[26 cm x 55 cm],
Edition of 10,

Illumination II,
etching with gold leaf,
49 cm x 73.5 cm,
[26 cm x 55 cm],
Edition of 10,