Jessie Marion King

Design for One Wall of a Child’s Nursery

About this artwork

Jessie M. King lived in Paris from 1910-14, where she ran an art school with her husband. Best-known for her distinctive line illustrations, King was a versatile artist who also produced designs for wallpaper and interiors. In 1913 she was asked to design a child's nursery for an exhibition of 'Art for Children' held at the Musée Galliera. Her final display closely resembled the design in this painting. It included a stained glass window, white furniture and a frieze around the middle of the walls illustrating the story of ‘The Frog Prince’, with bookshelves fitted above. Whilst living in Paris, King’s use of colour was influenced by the Russian Ballet and the popular craft of batik dying.

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  • title:
    Design for One Wall of a Child’s Nursery
  • accession number:
    GMA 1673
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  • materials:
    Watercolour, gouache and pencil on board
  • date created:
    1913
  • measurements:
    35.70 x 61.80 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1977
  • copyright:
    © The Stewartry Museum, Kirkcudbright

Jessie Marion King

Jessie Marion King

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