Christopher Dresser (1834-1904)
Botanical lecture diagram
Pen and watercolour
Museum no. 3969
Dresser won a scholarship to go to the School of Design and would have attended Owen Jones's ground-breaking lectures on decorative design. Jones firmly believed that the best principles in design were derived from forms found in nature. When Dresser himself became a lecturer at the School of Design he promoted plant structures as rich sources of inspiration.