Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Original drawing for The Grammar of Ornament (Leaves & Flowers No. 8)
Pen and bodycolour
Museum no. 1671
Christopher Dresser was Owen Jones's most famous disciple, and the most successful graduate from the School of Design. An expert in botany, he contributed plant studies to Jones's seminal design sourcebook. Hugely influenced by Jones's design theories and his search for new sources, Dresser himself looked to Japanese design principles for guidance.