John Drummond
c 1960

These three drops of stunning and dramatic design could be placed stitched to stretchers and hung on a wall.


Baiae three pieces of silk screen printed cotton with creamy white design on a black ground, a Roman soldier on horseback and groups of toga clad Roman men and horses 7'6" d x 3 ft 10 in or 2.3 x 1.17 w; 43 in. design repeat (almost 2 design repeats) the selvedges with A Time Present Fabric (Hull Traders).


Very good. Each length has a vertical fold line to one side. This is where the sides have been folded in to make curtains. This measures 6 in or 15 cm. There is fading on that line so this could not be let out to show the whole width. We have folded in these fold lines to show you the piece as a panel.


The V & A has 52 Drummond fabric designs.

The information below came from:

Drummond;John; ( 1920 - ) John Drummond was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1920. He served in India with the RAF during WWII.
On his return he studied Printed Textiles under Dora Batty at Central School of Arts & Crafts from 1947, gaining a National Diploma in Design in 1949.
John spent a year studying n Italy, France and Sicily on a Royal Society of Arts Bursary. He was awarded an Honorary Diploma from the Royal College of Art in 1964. From the mid-1950s to the early 1970s he established a studio workshop producing designs for Cole's Wallpapers, Sanderson's, Heather Mills, Worth and Hull Traders.
John was design consultant for Rivington Carpets and Gaydon tableware. In the USA he designed for Katzenbach and Warren, Philip Graf, Louis W Bowen and Cabin Craft. He designed, painted and screen printed silk panels, murals and decorative glass panels for various institutions, including the Royal Garden Hotel and Vickers Mill Bank Tower in London, the Caledonian Hotel in Edinburgh, the Civic Centre at Rochester, Kent and Pilkington Glass Factory at St Helen's. During this period he was part-time tutor at the Central School, Hammersmith Art School, St Martin's School of Art and he was senior tutor at the Royal College of Art.
Mr Drummond, John was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1968. Today, John Drummond still paints and is regularly exhibited in Britain and the USA
Multiple catagories fine. I do feel it is those interested in 20th c modern who may find these and the blue Paris length more appealing.  


Hull Traders were formed in 1958 and won several awards for their fabric designs. Shirley Craven, who designed textiles for the company, also selected designs by freelance artists and oversaw the process of printing these onto fabrics. Eduardo Paolozzi, Humphrey Spender and Altea McNish were some of the designers commissioned by the company. All the designs were screen printed by hand using pigment dyes. Their aim was to produce short runs of avant-garde textiles. The fabrics were sold in their showroom off Oxford Street, London. Originally based in London they move to Trawden, Lancashire. Drummond worked for Sandersons during the 1950's. Designed wallpapers for Wall Paper Manufacturers Ltd in the 60's. Taught at the Royal College of Art for 13 years. Paints architectural watercolours. See V & A website Hull Traders. The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester have a similar piece T 10255. They mention that in the Hull Traders Merchandise Information it states An exquisitely drawn figure composition with the illusion of great depth There are three drops similar. Price quoted is for each piece. Jackson, Leslie 20th Century Pattern Design

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