Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Ronnie McVinnie, John Loufit, Fred Marin, Richard Gordon, Alec Jack, Ian Inglis, Archie Brennan, Sydney Ramage)
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Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh Tapestry Company (Ronnie McVinnie, John Loufit, Fred Marin, Richard Gordon, Alec Jack, Ian Inglis, Archie Brennan, Sydney Ramage) 1949
  • Scottish Art
Beside her first assignment from Vogue in 1949 to create portraits of leading Scottish artists and writers, Lida Moser produced a series of photographs of a very different kind during the month she spent in Scotland. This is an image of the staff and apprentices at the Dovecot tapestry studios in Corstorphine. Founded in 1912 to promote the Arts and Crafts movement, the Dovecot brought together artists and craftsmen to produce some of the finest tapestries in the world. 'Wading Birds', a design by Graham Sutherland, can be seen on the loom behind the weavers.

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Arts and Crafts movement

British movement of the late 19th century which sought to revive handcrafts and improve design in an age of increasing mass-production. Key thinkers associated with the movement are William Morris and John Ruskin.

Arts and Crafts movement

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 43.13
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 25.50 x 30.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1984