The publication of Jones's Alhambra studies firmly established architectural polychromy as an issue for debate and discussion. Inspired by the tilework at the Alhambra, Jones became interested in contemporary developments in mosaics and tessellated pavements. His designs for tiles attracted the attention of key figures associated with Victorian design reform, including Prince Albert, and led to his involvement in the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Owen Jones, 'Drawing of tiles at the Alhambra', 1834. Museum no. 9156F
Owen Jones, 'Designs for mosaics and tessellated pavements', 1842. Museum no. 8115:5
Owen Jones, 'Design for mosaic floor', 1842. Museum no. 8115:12
Owen Jones, 'Original drawing for The Grammar of Ornament (Moresque No. 5)', published 1856. Museum no. 1616