An uncommon tile from the studios of Doulton
& Co at Lambeth, a handpainted study of a
cow drinking from a stream.
Doulton & Co for the most part produced
more stylised works in the aesthetic, arts &
crafts and pre-raphaelite genres.
Ardent collectors will note the similarity of
the animal with that from the Animals of the
Farm series engraved by William Wise for Mintons
Ltd. It would appear that both have the same
source material been inspired by Studies of Cows
by Robert Hills, 1769 - 1844, a noted artist
(The Tate has a small collection) whose works
have an emphasis on nature studies and rural
Verso clean, grid with triple X, hand painted
Doulton & Co. Whilst most Doulton Lambeth
tiles have a rubber stamp mark other examples
with painted marks have been noted including and
indeed very similarly on tiles painted by
margaret M Armstrong.