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William Kilburn magnet


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The floral background of this magnet, made in the UK, is taken from an original design by William Kilburn, circa 1790. Kilburn was a botanical illustrator and textile designer born in Dublin in 1745. A collection of more than 200 of his watercolour textile designs, known as the Kilburn Album, is one of the most treasured items held in the V&A collection.

Paper-wrapped magnet
Made in the UK


William Kilburn


65mm x 65mm


Paper-wrapped magnet

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About the artist

William Kilburn

William Kilburn was a botanical illustrator and textile designer born in Dublin in 1745. He was apprenticed to a cotton and linen printer in Dublin before moving to London and starting to sell his own designs. He later purchased a calico printing factory at Wallington in Surrey and produced his own work. He went on to be the most famous designer of block-printed cottons in the 18th century, he created exquisitely detailed designs featuring superbly realised flowers and plants. The V&A holds a unique document dating from 1790, the Kilburn Album, featuring more than 200 of his watercolour textile designs.